Everton have completed the transfer of Theo Walcott from Arsenal in a deal worth more than £20m.
Walcott, 28, has agreed a 3.5yr deal to become Sam Allardyce’s second signing of the January transfer window following the £27m paid for striker Cenk Tosun from Besiktas.
The move brings to an end Walcott’s 12-year stay at Arsenal, where he scored 108 goals in 397 appearances.
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Walcott has managed to net 113 times in 421 club games, a record that annihilates any of the current wingers at the football club. The speedster has accumulated 47 England caps – picking up eight goals in that time. He made his Three Lions bow in 2006 as a 17-year-old but hasn’t featured since 2016.
He played for 19 minutes under Allardyce during his one game stint as England boss.
Predominantly a wide man, though he has been known to lead the line for Arsenal, Walcott stands at just 5ft9.
Despite coming off the back of a 19-goal haul last season (his best bagging was 21 in 2012/13), he has had to settle for a bit part role this campaign, with only six appearances in the Premier League, all coming off the bench.
To put Walcott’s 19 goals into perspective – Mirallas, Bolasie and Lennon managed a measly six combined.
Walcott has serious pace and for a side that is crying out for exactly that he will be welcomed with open arms.
He is a seasoned, proven goal scorer in the English top flight and has been for 12 years. The attacker can also operate in numerous positions across the frontline.