'Waste of money' - Exclusive: Ancelotti told to bin two Everton big names by Bent
Darren Bent has urged Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti to give winger Theo Walcott a second chance.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former England forward also urged the Everton boss to sell Fabian Delph and Alex Iwobi, who he claimed was a “waste of money”.
The toffees are willing to listen to offers for Walcott, Bernard, Fabian Delph and Gylfi Sigurdsson, according to the Times.
The decision comes as the club complete the signing of Allan from Napoli and near the captures of James Rodriguez from Real Madrid and Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Everton are also looking to sell Muhamed Besic, Yannick Bolasie and Sandro Ramirez who all spent last season out on loan.
Bent told Football Insider: “With Walcott, I would not be inclined to let him leave. I still think there’s something there and I still believe he’s a very good player.
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“He can get a goal I’d maybe give him a second chance.
“I’d look at people like Delph who hasn’t played much, so I’d probably get rid of him.
“Alex Iwobi, I don’t think he’s good enough. I think Everton could have done better and he was a bit of a waste of money.
“But it’s a good problem for him to have, Ancelotti, having a lot of good players to chose from rather than a lot of average ones.”
Walcott joined Everton from Arsenal in January 2018 after spending 12 years at the Emirates.
The 31-year-old has scored 11 goals and provided nine assists in 83 games for the Toffees and has two years left on his contract.
The England international has 47 caps for his country and has scored 8 goals for the three lions including a hat-trick in a 4-1 win against Croatia in 2008.