Many Everton fans have been reacting to a transfer update on Theo Walcott as The Athletic report that Southampton are hoping to sign him permanently.
As per the news outlet, his current deal at the Goodison Park faithful expires in the summer window, meaning that the Saints can snap him up on a free transfer.
Should Everton sell Walcott?
Walcott’s time at the Merseyside club has been largely underwhelming so far, scoring a mere 11 goals and making just nine assists in 85 games in total over all competitions across the last four consecutive terms (Transfermarkt).
However, at 32 years of age now, the winger is still an experienced head and could be a very useful squad player for Carlo Ancelotti to have in the longer term, as well as being a character in the dressing room.
Everton fans on Walcott transfer update
These Toffees supporters were split on Twitter after reading the transfer update, with one Blues fan even going as far as to claim that the Englishman is an ‘awful excuse of a footballer’:
“Won’t shed a tear when he leaves.”
“Awful excuse of a footballer.”
“People slag him off but we’re lacking on that right hand side. Iwobi isn’t the answer. Need to replace him.”
“Never thought I’d say this… get him back!”
“Still can’t believe we let him go and are paying half his wages, worst loan ever”
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