Sam Allardyce has made no bones about wanting to strengthen Everton’s forward option. Cenk Tosun became Everton’s first January signing and Theo Walcott could be next.
Theo Walcott, 28, appears to be subject to an Everton bid in the value of £19mil. The winger has barely kicked a ball in 18 months but after returning earlier this month after his last long injury lay-off now looks to be the time for Walcott to start again at a new club.
It’s understood that Everton will be willing to match Walcott’s wage of around £120,000 per week, making him one of the highest paid players at the club. Allardyce is keen to add a degree of quality to Everton’s squad depth and although Walcott will likely start most games, having the option to bring the likes of Aaron Lennon, Ademola Lookman and Nikola Vlasic from the bench is something the manager regards important.
Everton need to add a different dimension to the way in which we go forward. As it stands the attacking side of the teams game is one dimensional and easily dealt with by most Premier League defences.
Also expected to be interest in Theo Walcott’s signature is Southampton, the wingers former club. The Saints are currently struggling for inspiration themselves and a move for Walcott may come down to where he most wants to play out what will be the rest of his career.
More to follow.