Theo Walcott is having a particularly poor season amongst a much more youthful looking Everton side, with the England international sticking out like a sore thumb in Marco Silva’s lineup on more matchdays than not.
The 29-year-old is clearly exiting his peak years, as shown by his poor record of three goals and two assists in 19 Premier League starts this season, and desperately needs replacing at Goodison Park.
Silva, along with Director of Football Marcel Brands, worked hard in the summer and splashed out a lot on the likes of Richarlison and Lucas Digne in order to freshen up the Toffee’s starting eleven, so it would make sense to assume that Walcott is on borrowed time.
We asked Everton fans who they’d like to see replace the former Arsenal man, with the options being between recalling the promising Kieran Dowell from his loan spell, starting Ademola Lookman instead, or signing one of Nicolas Pepe, Samuel Chukwueze or Joelinton.
As shown by the results below, most Everton fans are keen to stop splashing the cash, and would rather see one of their existing players step up and dislodge the Southampton academy graduate from the starting lineup…