Southampton are looking to bring Theo Walcott back to the place he started his senior career during the January window according to reports.

The Express report that there are no plans to extend the Arsenal forward’s current contract, which expires in 2019 according to transfermarkt.co.uk. The Gunners therefore need to sell him in January, or risk ending up in the same scenario as they are with Mesut Özil and Alexis Sanchez at the moment.

Southampton would reportedly be interested in a deal for between £12m and £15m for the 28-year-old, which would be fairly reasonable for someone who might only have a few years left at the top, and who hasn’t started a single league game this campaign.

Theo’s been in good form when he has started this season. Contrary to previous years, when he was often accused of having a bigger impact from the bench than in the starting eleven, things now seem to be the other way around.

In four substitute appearances against Leicester, Stoke City, Brighton and Chelsea, Theo hasn’t contributed to the goals. However, in the three starts he’s been given against FC Köln, BATE Borisov and Doncaster Rovers, the winger has three goals and an assist.

Of course, the standard of opposition isn’t the same when you compare Chelsea and Doncaster Rovers, but generally Europa League teams are at the same level as your average Premier League team in my opinion, so it’s still not a bad return.

If that trend of scoring in starts continues, and Theo still doesn’t get picked in the league, I’d expect him to think about an offer from a team like Southampton.

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