By Gabriel Agbonlahor

28th Nov, 2020 | 8:00am

'He's not as good as Walcott' - Exclusive: Pundit destroys Everton transfer plan

Gabriel Agbonlahor has questioned why Everton want to sign Daniel James when they allowed Theo Walcott to re-join Southampton in the summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the former Aston Villa and England striker claimed it was a “mistake” for the Toffees to allow Walcott to leave the club.

This site revealed last week James is on Everton’s radar ahead of the January transfer window and they could launch a loan bid for the 23-year-old.

The Wales international has not featured for United in over a month and has scored just one goal for the club in the whole of 2020.

Walcott moved to Southampton on a season-long loan deal on deadline day last month and has enjoyed a fine start to life back on the south coast.

The 31-year-old has already provided two assists in the Premier League and grabbed his first goal of the season against Wolves on Monday night.

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Asked by Football Insider whether James could refind his form at Goodison Park, Agbonlahor said: “The Man Utd move for Daniel James was too big of a move for him so maybe he can shine at a team like Everton.

“My only worry for Everton is they had Theo Walcott who’s probably better than Daniel James at the moment and they let him go.

“Maybe it was a mistake to let Walcott go when you’re bringing in Daniel James.”

Walcott scored two goals and contributed two assists in 15 Premier League games under Carlo Ancelotti at Everton.

He moved to Goodison Park from Arsenal in January 2018 and he has played 85 games for the Toffees across all competitions.

In other Everton news, a top pundit has U-turned on a key player after an “excellent” display against Fulham.