Everton make multiple advances for proven PL performer, has worked with Allardyce - report
Everton have staged multiple advances to Arsenal about attacker Theo Walcott, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claims that the Merseyside club has made “enquiries” about the availability of Walcott, 28, in the upcoming January transfer window as Sam Allardyce looks to make reinforcements to his attack.
It is understood that Allardyce wants players that are proven performers in the Premier League and has turned his focus to Walcott, who played under him for his one game in charge of the England international team.
Arsene Wenger has used the former Southampton ace sparingly this season, handing him just 10 appearances across all competitions with him yet to start a single game in the Premier League.
However Walcott has been a consistent performer over the years in the English top-flight, playing 267 times in the competition and scoring 65 goals while predominantly starring on the wings.
The Daily Mail has previously reported that the England international is earning a whopping £140,000-a-week at the Emirates.
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Football Insider Verdict
Walcott has never been given a fair rub of the green with Arsenal and would be an absolutely brilliant singing for Everton. He has had his injury problems in the past but there is no doubting the quality that he has. Walcott will add pace and bags of experience to an Everton team that has looked devoid of ideas in attack this season. His big wages could prove to be a bit of a problem, but if Arsenal are willing to sell up they may be able to save money on his transfer fee in order to give him the wage packet that he wants. It seems like it’s going to be a big January for Everton when the transfer window re-opens in just a few weeks’ time.