Everton supporters have been pretty deflated in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side bow out of the FA Cup last weekend courtesy of a 2-1 defeat away at Merseyside rivals Liverpool.
Sam Allardyce’s men went into their clash with the Reds having failed to win any of their preceding four Premier League matches, with scoreless draws with Chelsea and West Brom backed up by successive defeats at the hands of Bournemouth and Manchester United. And the Toffees suffered a third consecutive loss in all competitions and a second third round FA Cup exit in three years as goals from James Milner and Virgil van Dijk either side of a Gylfi Sigurdsson equaliser were enough to book Liverpool’s place in round four, meaning Everton’s wait for a first FA Cup title since 1995 will have to go on another year.
Consequently, there have been some despondent Evertonians in the Tavern this week, many of whom are hoping their team can bolster their ranks in the January transfer window, especially given that a European place could well be achievable come the end of the season.
In the meantime though, there has been much for our resident Toffees supporters to discuss, not least recent reports suggesting that they are favourites to land Arsenal’s Theo Walcott this month.
The 28-year-old has dramatically fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium this season in earning just 49 minutes of Premier League football, plunging his future at the club into doubt given there is World Cup to come at the end of the season.
And Everton are reportedly leading the chase for the forward’s signature, and if Walcott were to indeed make the move to Merseyside, here are TWO other stars who could follow him to Goodison Park…