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Liverpool targeting Arsenal forward in £25m deal

walcottmndLiverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are debating whether a proposed transfer target of theirs is worth swooping for, after reading the latest reports.

The Sun states Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is targeting Arsenal forward Theo Walcott, amidst speculation the England international could end his ten-year association with the Gunners.

Walcott failed to stake his claim for a central striking role last season and will return to compete for a spot on the right-flank if he remains at Arsenal, which is not his favoured position. Add to this the fact that competition for places is set to increase tenfold and it doesn’t make good reading for Walcott.

The 27-year-old missed out on a spot in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the European Championships and faces a big season ahead- and the emergence of Alex Iwobi at Arsenal means his potential playing time has been decreased significantly.

Liverpool are prepared to offer the pacy winger a four-year deal and will pay Arsenal £25m for the forward’s services, though our landlord feels the Gunners may seek more if they are to sell to a direct rival.

Would Walcott be a hit at Liverpool? Let us know in the comments below!

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