Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Everton make moves for England global ahead of January window

Everton make moves for England global ahead of January window

EVERTON have joined the race to sign Arsenal's out-of-favour winger Theo Walcott, according to reports.

Arsene Wenger is adamant that the needs of Arsenal must come before any individual player or national team during next month's transfer window and is intending to refuse all offers for Olivier Giroud, Jack Wilshere or Theo Walcott.

Walcott's 11 year spell with Arsenal could be coming to an end, with Everton targeting a January move for the 28-year-old.

Despite spending nearly £150m this Summer, Everton failed to replace Romelu Lukaku following the Belgian's transfer to Manchester United, a decision that was roundly criticised amongst football professionals but the new Toffees manager defended the decision earlier this year.

Allardyce selected Walcott in his one and only England squad, bringing the Arsenal man on as a second-half substitute during a 1-0 away victory over Slovakia in a World Cup qualifier in September 2016.

As a result of his uncertain role in North London, Walcott has was heavily linked with a departure from the Emirates during the summer.

Walcott arrived in North London as a 17-year-old back in 2006, from Southampton.

The former Saints graduate, who has scored 107 goals for Arsenal to date, has not featured for the Three Lions in the calendar year with Gareth Southgate stating that England have better options in place for the wide positions.

However, the attacker has been in and out of Arsene Wenger's starting lineup in North London for several seasons now, with injuries and the presence of more consistent stars having made life hard for Walcott in the English capital.

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