Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke has questioned the fact that Arsenal were able to sign Danny Welbeck for only £16 million, with the former hit man declaring that the fee was a “disgrace”, as reported by the Daily Mirror.
Yorke was part of an era of utmost success at the Old Trafford club, with the former Trinidadian international having been involved in Man Utd’s famous 1999 Treble winning side.
He was amazed that the north London club were able to sign Welbeck in the first place, but even more stunned when it turned out that he had moved for such a small fee.
The retired player is of the opinion that Arsene Wenger has managed to get himself a real bargain the shape of Welbeck, and believes his value will rise from here.
Louis van Gaal himself has panned Welbeck, suggesting that his record did not match up to Wayne Rooney or Robin van Persie, but Yorke is convinced he will regret the sale.
He said: “£16million – that’s a disgrace.
“When Lallana and Shaw have gone for £25million and £27million, that’s pathetic.
“That’s why I cannot understand the market. He had to be a loan deal – especially with Falcao not signing permanently.
“You could let Danny Welbeck go on a year’s loan, get some money and have that option. He’s worth more than £16million in today’s market. Shaw and Lallana – they’re worth that much more than Danny Welbeck?
“I don’t think so. Not with his pace and power.”