By Derek Smithson
Everton are considering a move for Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott, according to a report.
The Daily Mirror claim that the Toffees are lining up a a £30million swoop for the 28-year-old winger.
The report details that the Merseyside club are unlikely to snap up Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud after considering his signature, but are still interested in his teammate Walcott.
Walcott has proven himself to be a consistent performer in the top flight during the past decade and has been an important player at the Emirates Stadium.
The Englishman is renowned for his blistering pace and also his calmness in front of goal.
He made 37 appearances across all competitions last season for the Gunners and scored an impressive 19 goals in return.
Ronald Koeman is intersted in bringing Walcott to Goodison Park and he has already recruited six new faces this summer.
Wayne Rooney, Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen, Henry Onyekuru, Jordan Pickford and Sandro Ramirez have all made the switch to Everton already.
Football Insider verdict:
Everton have already made a huge statement in the transfer window this summer and bringing in Walcott would be another major deal. The 28-year-old is somewhat an underrated talent at the Gunners and his 19-goal tally last season was hugely impressive. He would be a great addition to Koeman’s side and his know-how in the Premier League could see him make an immediate impact. Everton need to replace the goals from Romelu Lukaku after selling him to Manchester United and Walcott could certainly chip in with a big contribution. Walcott should also be looking to help his own individual chances of representing England in the 2018 World Cup and needs to be playing regular first-team football next season.
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