Theo Walcott is undergoing medical at Everton, according to sources from Sky Sports.
Walcott is set to join Everton
The England forward has been poised for a move away from the North London club and it is quite certain that he will leaving North London after some 12 years since joining in 2006.
Walcott was seen entering Everton’s training ground, Finch Farm, on Tuesday afternoon, and is currently undergoing a medical ahead his transfer. It is understood that the recent admiration of Sam Allardyce and Walcott’s will to work with the former England manager is something that has been influential for the former Southampton player to trigger his move at the Goodison Park.
Everton will have pay excess of £20 million for the 28 year old, who had only 18 months left of his current deal at the Emirates.
Walcott has scored 108 goals in 397 appearances for the Gunners but hasn’t started a single league game this season. Although he has started in cup and Europa League games, the England man hasn’t show enough to break into to the League staring eleven. Arsene Wenger said that he wants Walcott to stay, but also admitted that he cannot guarantee him enough game time, and with the World Cup approaching, Theo desperately needs time on the pitch to have a chance in the Summer to be part of the England squad.
In the past weeks, Allardyce has said Walcott would be a “fantastic addition” who would offer “goalscoring threat”. He also admitted that he is excited to bring him at Everton and a permanent move is most likely to happen.
It is also quite clear that Arsene Wenger will be keen to bring replacements and the money will be used to bring the likes of Malcom and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang at the Emirates this month.
Meanwhile Arsenal have offered a new deal to Jack Wilshere which includes lucrative incentives although the new offer is less than the current deal.