Paul Robinson heaped praise on Everton attacker Theo Walcott and shared he isn’t entirely convinced that Carlo Ancelotti has decided to get rid of him.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex England goalkeeper pointed out that Ancelotti actually plays Walcott which is a bonus for the player.
It was previously reported that Walcott was one of the names that the Toffees manager is expected to dump as soon as he can.
Robinson pointed out that Walcott is still a top player and hasn’t lost any of his speed despite being 30-years-old.
The ex-keeper admitted he couldn’t be sure that the attacker wouldn’t be sold, but did suggest Ancelotti’s thinking hadn’t become clear yet.
When asked if Walcott is one of those who needs to start upping his game in order to secure his future at a club seeing as his name was reported previously and based on his display against West Ham not being great, Robinson told Football Insider: “Well, he plays him, which is a bonus for him.
“Two assists but no goals this year, he’s a talented footballer.
“Whether the manager likes him or he fits into the manager’s team is still to be seen.
“He’s 30 now, he seems to have been around forever, but you know he’s still a top player.
“He’s still a speedy player, he’s not lost any of his speed.
“Whether Ancelotti wants to keep him? I don’t know, I can’t comment, that’s down to the manager’s thinking.”
The English winger has played 20 times across all competitions this season and he played 57 minutes of the 1-1 draw with West Ham on Saturday.
Walcott has been at Goodison Park since joining the Toffees from Arsenal in January 2018 and he is contracted to stay with them until 2021.