The Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern are expecting a much-improved second-half of the season. The Toffees had a very tough start to the campaign, but since the arrival of Sam Allardyce, things have steadily improved.
That said, it’s clear that Everton are a side lacking quality, with a handful of players failing to impress over the course of the season. In particular, Allardyce is lacking attacking firepower, especially with Romelu Lukaku replacement Sandro Ramirez failing to impress in the Premier League.
It’s no real surprise, then, that, at least according to ESPN, Everton want to sign a proven Premier League attacker. ESPN report that the Toffees – alongside Southampton – have ‘enquired’ about the availability of Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott, who has been a rare starter at the Emirates this season.
Lost in the shuffle amongst the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alex Iwobi and Alexis Sanchez, Walcott’s game time looks unlikely to increase as the season goes on, and so Everton – clearly sensing an opportunity – appear keen to make their move.
Though he has failed to cement his place in the first team at Arsenal this season, Walcott has been one of the more consistent English players in the Premier League in recent years. Under difficult circumstances, he has bagged goals every year for his club, and his 3 goals and 2 assists in the Europa League so far this term is a personal highlight for him this year.
Clearly, Arsenal won’t want to let him go without bringing in a replacement, but for Everton, a move makes a lot of sense.
Walcott has rarely been the main man at Arsenal, and that has cost him. It’s tough to come in and make an impact when you’re clearly an afterthought.
At Everton, though, that would undoubtedly change, with his proven quality likely enough to make him a regular at Goodison Park.
It’s likely to cost them a decent sum, though.
Everton fans – thoughts?
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