Only days after landing Besitkas striker Cenk Tosun, Everton boss Sam Allardyce has his sights on another goal scoring threat, as he confirmed yesterday the club is in talks with Arsenal over former England international Theo Walcott.
The new boss was optimistic that a deal could be done, has he discussed what Theo could bring to his improving Everton side. He stated that Walcott was a “proven” premier league player, with over 100 goals for the Gunners, while his crossing ability and Pace are the key strengths he believes will benefit his team.
Since moving to Arsenal as a young teenager in 2006from Southampton for a transfer fee of £5m, the now 28 year old has featured 395 times for the club in 13 seasons, with a record of 108 goals, while picking up 2 F.A. Cup winners medals found game time hard to come by at the Emirates Stadium, with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
Unfortunately, he has found his game time limited this season, with Wenger using him as part of his midweek Europa league team he has only played 47 mins of Premier League this season, coming from his 5 substitute appearance.
Should Allardyce get his man, he has confirmed that although Everton do have a number of other targets, any other transfer in this transfer window will depend on the clubs ability to off load players first, with Bosnian Midfielder Muhamed Besic a possible contender after he was linked with a move to Serie A club Torino.