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Everton reprise interest in Theo Walcott

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A real winger? Yes please.

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After commenting that Everton would see a few more players join up during this summer transfer window, Ronald Koeman might be looking to conduct a double swoop on the Emirates.

Besides the Blues’ well-known interest in Olivier Giroud, the Mirror says that Koeman is targeting Arsenal forward Theo Walcott in a potential £30 million move.

Everton have been interested in Walcott before, but it seems more likely now that both the club and player would be open to a move. Walcott is 28, and needs additional game time in order to earn a spot on England’s World Cup roster.

Typically deployed on the right, Walcott is also capable of playing through the middle. The England international scored an impressive 19 goals across all competitions in 2016/17, despite not necessarily being first choice for Arsene Wenger and the Gunners.

The alleged price tag may seem a little steep, but on a team desperate for width, Walcott would immediately become Everton’s best winger. Arsenal could be loathe to sell to a direct rival, but may not have a choice if Walcott wants to leave the club.

Theo Walcott’s searing pace and eye for a goal would be a welcome edition at Goodison Park. Would the Blues be best served by dropping the Gylfi Sigurdsson pursuit and raiding Arsenal for Giroud and Walcott instead? Probably.