Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has joined Everton today for a fee of £20million on a three and half year contract, and supporters of the Toffees have taken to social media, delighted with the news.
The switch was the Merseysiders second major signing of the January transfer window, following Turkish forward Cenk Tosun in at Goodison Park.
Walcott confirmed the news himself on his personal Twitter page on Wednesday afternoon.
— Theo Walcott (@theowalcott) January 17, 2018
Sky Sports have reported that 28-year-old will take the number 11 shirt from Kevin Mirallas after the Spanish attacker joined Greek side Olympiakos on loan.
The Toffees have been desperately seeking an injection of pace into their side and in the former Gunner, they may have solved their issues going forward.
Southampton were also thought to be in for Walcott after they were linked with their former player but a move never materialised as Walcott was thought to prefer the chance to work with Sam Allardyce.
The ex-Gunner spent 12 years in north London but a host of injury setbacks saw him finally reduced to a bit-part player and he opted to swap the red and white of Arsenal for the blue of Everton.
And it’s news that has been greeted with great joy.
Here is a selection of the tweets:
Blue suits you more than red
— 🇧🇷🇮🇸🇮🇹🇳🇬 (@FinKitch) January 17, 2018
Welcome to Everton, Theo! You’re gonna be great for us! 😃👍🏻
— UpperGwladysBlue (@UpperGwladysBlu) January 17, 2018
Welcome to the best club in the world 💙⚽
— Joanne (@jojoEFCdunbavin) January 17, 2018
— lee jones (@carpmad112) January 17, 2018
Must say lad you look dam good in blue. Not just blue but the blue of Everton.f.c COYB
— PHILLY DOWLING (@goldenballs3) January 17, 2018
Like I forward line now, Walcott and Bolasie on the wings, Tosun up top with Rooney in behind, just need to learn how to get the bell to them
— Tommie-James Pitts (@tjpbluenose) January 17, 2018
Welcome to Everton Theo. Made up with your arrival. Brilliant player.
— JEFF (@JEFFWHUR) January 17, 2018
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