Theo Walcott has recently become an Everton player, and the 28 year old revealed that he talked with someone very significant before seeking his pastures new at the Goodison Park.
Walcott ended his 12 years stint with Arsenal
Walcott has made a £20 million switch at the blue half of Merseyside and says that his move was made easier after he held a talk with current Everton player Wayne Rooney. Walcott spoke to the former Manchester United striker and only had positives from the other side, hence it was a lot smoother to join the Toffees.
“I had numerous chats with Wayne and that was one massive factor which really tempted me to come to Everton,” Walcott told Everton’s media channel.
Wayne Rooney convinced Theo to join Everton
“He told me it was a great place to play football and a club that is on the up. Those are the reasons I came here,” he added.
Also the former Southampton teen said that the current financial capability of Everton encouraged him to join them as he believes better players will be attracted by them. Also Sam Allardyce’s relation with him and current projects and vision of the Toffees enhanced his interest, as Theo said.
Walcott is set to make his debut against West Brom on Saturday and says that he wants to be prolific at his new club.
“I just want to work hard to get in the team here. I’ll be judged on goals and I was pleased with my goals last season. That’s what I want to bring into this team: the goals, the assists,” he said.
Theo has scored 108 goals for the Gunners in 397 appearances, since joining from Southampton in 2006. Walcott says that he had to leave his possessions in a bin bag as he had to rush in for his move, but the England international insisted that he will go back at the Emirates to bid a proper good bye.