Everton and West Ham United keen on signing Arsenal star Theo Walcott, according to a report in The Sun.
After a poor start to the new Premier League season, both Everton and West Ham are keen to rescue their season and the player they are looking to is our very own Theo Walcott for some reason.
The England international has seen little game time at The Emirates and would be willing to consider a move to boost his chance of making next summer’s Russian World Cup. The Toffees and the Hammers want to boost their ranks with the January transfer window just a couple of months away, plans are in progress to make new additions to turn their fortunes around.
Despite some poor, anonymous performances Walcott, 28, has already contributed 3 goals and an assist for the Gunners this season and after 47 international caps for the Three Lions, his chances of making it to the World Cup will be limited with such little playing time at Arsenal. He has just made 3 Premier League appearances this season, all as substitute.
The former Southampton man joined Arsenal back in January 2006 and has scored over a decade of goals for the North London club, scoring in the 2015 FA cup final and winning three FA Cups but lately Theo has been poor and struggled to even get on as a sub, so it could be time for Arsene Wenger to cash in.
There are also rumours also in the Express that Theo could be heading back to Southampton, who could ‘pay about £12-£15m to take him back to St. Marys’.
Despite currently being the longest serving Arsenal player, Arsene Wenger is said to be willing to listen to offers for the player. Walcott’s current contract expires at the end of next season which means that Arsenal might sell if they are unwilling to renew but his current huge wages, thought to be upwards-of-£110,000-a-week could put off any would be suitors and consequently cost him his place at the World Cup unless he’s willing to take a drop in salary.
Along with Alexis Sanchez reportedly refusing to sign a new deal, this Theo news comes after the revelations earlier in the week that Manchester United are keen to land Mesut Ozil, as this potential exodus continues.