Theo Walcott completes move to Everton from Arsenal

Annette Crawford
January 17, 2018

Walcott has not been regular football at Arsenal this season and has been keen to leave in order to boost his chances of making the England World Cup squad in the summer.

The fee is undisclosed but the Toffees' second signing of the January transfer window reportedly cost them £20million.

Allardyce has also got a left sided defender and Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi on his radar.

"Yes there was a club that was interested in me but I don't want to name any clubs".

And he's now wrapped up a £20m deal for Walcott - despite Arsenal orignally wanting £30m.

Walcott was seen entering Everton's training ground, Finch Farm, on Tuesday afternoon, and is now undergoing a medical ahead his transfer.

Walcott, who scored 108 goals in 396 appearances for Arsenal, hasn't been a first-choice pick for the past year and made the last of his 47 appearances for England in November 2016.


Theo Walcott has completed his move to Everton.

Things had gone stale for the 28-year-old at Arsenal and Walcott realised that more than anyone.

The forward hasn't started a single Premier League game this season, and after years of frustration in terms of being used either wide or up front, Walcott is now leaving the Emirates Stadium. "There's something about this move which I've just felt good about". "His pace is one of his key strengths which we lack in this squad".

"I would say that he would be a massive signing for us".

Walcott could make his debut in Saturday's home clash against West Bromwich Albion as Everton look to put an end to a six-game winless run across all competitions.

"Theo's not as risky [as Tosun] because he's proven", Allardyce said on Friday.

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