Theo Walcott’s move to Everton is on the verge of completion after the players advisers held positive discussions with the Merseyside club yesterday.
Sam Allardyce has made it clear he sees the England international as a key target as he looks to add to his attack, having already brought in Turkish striker Cenk Tosun from Besiktas.
The 28 year old has a little under 18 months left on his contract with Arsenal, but has been very much a bit-part player this season. Arsene Wenger appears to have lost faith in him despite scoring 19 goals last season – his second best return since he joined the club as a 16 year old in January 2006.
It now appears as if the only thing left to agree is a fee between the two clubs, and it’s believed Everton will table a bid of £20m, with clauses that could see it rise to £25m, and it’s likely to be an acceptable offer for the Gunners.
Walcott will be targetting more regular first team football, and perhaps a World Cup place if he can play his way back into the thoughts of England manager Gareth Southgate.