Liverpool’s arch-rivals Everton are reportedly on the verge of sealing a £20m deal to sign Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, and Reds fans have been quick to have their say on the potential transfer.
The Toffees have endured a tough campaign despite bringing in the likes of Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen and Gylfi Sigurdsson on big-money deals during the summer, but it hasn’t put them off spending this month with Walcott on the verge of adding to the £27m arrival of Cenk Tosun from Besiktas.
The 28-year-old Gunners player has only played 63 minutes of Premier League football this season across six substitute appearances, with the north London outfit lying eight points behind Jurgen Klopp’s third-place side in the top flight standings.
Liverpool supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on Walcott to Everton, and while one said “suddenly Van Dijk looks a bargain”, another said “Everton have wasted so much money this season it’s unreal”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
suddenly van dijk looks a bargain 😂
— Kevin Z (@PT16_) January 16, 2018
All declining players go to everton
— HumHum (@avaqas) January 16, 2018
So he can play boring football. Great move Theo!
— Truong (@Get_In_Redmen) January 16, 2018
so that would make fab five for them
in the championship next season
— RasheedLFC (@rasheedlfc) January 16, 2018
If Theo Walcott is worth up to £20m, Daniel sturridge is worth £45m. #MT
— Sesan ✌✌✌ (@OluwaseunLfc) January 16, 2018
so with this signing will Everton finish above Liverpool ?🤣
— Gokula Krishna™ (@kgokula) January 16, 2018
Everton have wasted so much money this season it's unreal. Why not donate to charity where the funds can be put to good use.
— Marvin Dyers (@IAMM_R_D) January 16, 2018