Everton fans on Twitter have been busy celebrating the news that Theo Walcott’s future at the club could be in doubt, after Marcel Brands outlined his vision for the club’s future business in the market.
The Toffees sporting director revealed that the club ‘don’t want to invest big money in players who are older’, and referenced the age bracket between 20-25/26 as the target range for future signings.
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Walcott was signed during Sam Allardyce’s time at the club for a fee in excess of £20m at a time where he was 28 years of age, and is reportedly the club’s highest earner on a salary of £110,000-a-week, representing the exact type of signing Brands wishes to avoid.
The former Arsenal man isn’t justifying his wages out on the pitch, recording just three goals and two assists in 31 Premier League outings this season – 23 of those being starts.
The 5 ft 9 ace’s performances have been underwhelming to say the least, and judging by the Everton fans’ reactions on Twitter, they’d be happy to see the back of him…
Everton are willing sell Theo Walcott in the 2019/20 summer transfer window. He is the club’s highest-paid player with a wage of £110,000-a-week. His poor goal and assist return, as well as his age, doesn’t fit with Marco Silva and Marcel Brands’ future plans. (Source: Guardian) pic.twitter.com/GDEhfQoH8A
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) April 3, 2019
Nothing against Theo Walcott but he has hardly set the place alight with either goals or assists. Agree with Silva and Brands that we should try to purchase younger players who can contribute to the club for many years.
— Peter Papadopoulos (@PeterPapadopo11) April 4, 2019
I was made up when we bought Theo, but have been so disappointed with the effort he’s put in for us . I’m sorry but won’t be missed.
— Eddie b (@Eddieb28589765) April 4, 2019
No surprise, he was never amazing for arsenal or england, so never saw him as a success.. prefer lookman from limited time i’ve seen him, but other players ahead of him. Need another striker and a rightback, in fact its more a case who is worth keeping if you look deep enough
— Mick Pryce (@blackfoot231) April 4, 2019
Good! If this happens, my trust in Silva will increase.
— Mark Dyson (@markydys) April 4, 2019
Happy days.. stealing a living I’ll drive him wherever he wants to go
— Darren Mc Ardle (@Dazmc78) April 3, 2019
Was a West Ham esque signing this. Bought on past reputation, rather than ability, with over inflated wages.
— TheEvertonGamer (@Rdjnewton85) April 4, 2019
Someone call the cops! He’s stealing a wage! How does he slept at night… actually I think he sleeps fairly comfortably…
— Matthew Slade (@sheriffslade) April 4, 2019
Time for him to go if we are to move on
— Terry Mythen (@TerryMythenefc) April 4, 2019