Everton are looking to sign Arsenal forward Theo Walcott in January, as Sam Allardyce hopes to improve his front line due to a lack of goals this season.
The Daily Mail write that the Merseyside club have made enquiries about Walcott’s availability. Since Everton sold Romelu Lukaku in the summer, they’ve been struggling for goals.
While the £18m-rated Arsenal man wouldn’t be a like-for-like replacement, he did net 19 goals in all competitions last season.
Currently, Everton have the second-fewest goals in the top-half of the table – after Burnley – and that’s even after winning their last two games with a combined six goals.
The Toffees tried to sign Olivier Giroud over the summer, but the Frenchman ended up deciding to stay in North London. Former Everton manager Ronald Koeman didn’t have a back-up plan, so they ended up with Wayne Rooney as their only real attacking option.
Walcott does bring goals, when he’s fit. The England international has contributed five goals in 10 games in all competitions this season. He’s also played under Sam Allardyce before, albeit extremely briefly for England.
Given the 28-year-old struggles to even get in the national squad squad under Gareth Southgate, a move to Everton could make sense for both parties. It’s one to keep an eye on.