Since January, numerous players have been linked with a move to Southampton with Ralph Hasenhuttl seemingly keen on improving his forward options (Sky Sports).
And Theo Walcott, who is valued at £16.2 million (by Transfermarkt), is just the latest name the Saints are said to be looking at with the Daily Mirror reporting Everton could look to sell the 30-year-old in the summer.
This season, attack has been a bit of a headache for Ralph Hasenhuttl, though he has done well to find ways around various problems.
Considering that, interest in Walcott, who can play up front and out wide, makes sense. And signing the England forward could also end up going a long way for someone like Yan Valery.
Since breaking into the first team, the 20-year-old has done an exceptional job at right wing-back, especially when going forward. Adding a player of Walcott’s profile to the squad could help take his game in that area to another level.
With the danger he can pose on that right-hand side, it would not be a surprise to see Walcott constantly occupy the left central defender and left-back, allowing Valery to overlap to devastating effect.
Ultimately, the duo could end up being a deadly combo down the right flank and make the Saints and even scarier counter-attacking side under Hasenhuttl.
It remains to be seen whether Southampton’s interest in Walcott materialises into something serious. But if it does, then it could spell good news for Valery and co.
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