It’s been a decent season for the West Ham fans in the Transfer Tavern but they’re now debating whether a plotted summer move is the right option for their beloved club.
The Brentwood Gazette sensationally claim West Ham United are lining-up a club record bid of £26m for Arsenal’s England international Theo Walcott, who has been widely criticised for his failure to cement his first-team spot in north London.
Walcott celebrated ten-years at Arsenal earlier this season and is the club’s third-highest earner after penning a staggering £140k-a-week deal last summer. However, the former Southampton starlet has failed to establish himself as a starting option for the Gunners.
After impressing at the back end of last season and in the opening stages of the new campaign, Walcott’s season curtailed after another injury setback and question marks have been raised over whether he’s a suitable player for Arsenal in the long-term.
West Ham, who are set for a historic move to the Olympic Stadium next season and could welcome Champions League football too, have identified the England international as a high-profile target, whilst the price stated would shatter the £15.5m they spent on Andy Carroll back in 2013.
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