Everton boss Marco Silva should consider replacing Theo Walcott with Bournemouth star David Brooks in the summer transfer window.
Walcott’s performance level has fallen off a cliff this season, and Toffees fans have not been happy with his recent displays, so here at Football FanCast we wouldn’t be surprised to see him replaced in the summer.
Everton have aspirations to break into the top six, as demonstrated by their summer of spending before this season, but to do that they will still need to phase out the old guard.
Walcott only joined the club from Arsenal in January this year, but at 29 years of age he is no longer good enough to take Silva’s side on to that next level. The Portuguese boss then should target a player bang in form right now – David Brooks.
There was little expectation when Bournemouth announced the signing of Brooks from Sheffield United over the summer, but the 21-year-old has taken to life in the Premier League quicker than even Eddie Howe could have hoped for.
So far this season, the Welshman has netted five goals and provided two assists for the Cherries, and he is fast becoming the Premier League’s next Dele Alli. Both Brooks and Alli are versatile midfielders who excel in the middle or out wide but get themselves on the scoresheet often thanks to their natural reading of the game and offensive situations.
Given that Bournemouth only signed Brooks in 2018, any deal would certainly have to wait until the summer. However, Silva should test their resolve with a big bid to finally replace Walcott.