The Theo-go-round continues with a report in the Times claiming Chelsea are interested in signing the England International if he does not agree a new deal with Arsenal this summer.
Theo, who is currently on around £100,000 a week, recently tweeted that his “current focus is not on contracts” but his future at Arsenal is far from certain, with his playing time limited to mostly substitute appearances since his return from injury.
If Theo really does want away from Arsenal then the club should certainly be looking to cash in this summer rather than let him enter his final year of his contract, but is Chelsea really a viable option?
They spent £28 million on right winger Juan Cuadrado in January – so would they potentially offer Theo a striker role which he seems to so desperately want, especially with Drogba expected to retire at the end of this season?
Despite the Times claiming that Mourinho “admires Walcott’s flexibility” I am not convinced he is a Mourinho-type player.
Walcott does not put in in the defensive leg-work that Jose demands of all his players, albeit he had started to add this to his game before his nine month layoff.
Finally, Arsenal are no longer in a position where they need to sell their best players to Premier League rivals (Sagna hasn’t set the world alight since moving to City last year), and have far more potent players in attacking positions than they did the last time Theo’s contract was up for renewal.
Frankly Theo would be the ultimate April Fool if he wanted to move away from the Emirates this summer.