Wednesday, June 8

Is Theo Walcott really what WHU need?

David Sullivan has confirmed that West Ham have five active bids on the table, though his son Jack has denied that we're interested in signing Theo Walcott for £25 million, as claimed in the Evening Standard. I really don't think Walcott is what WHU need and at £25 million he would be vastly overpriced (Jamie Vardy's only £20 million!). 

Yes, he's a great player on his day and a fine impact sub, but he's never done it consistently at Arsenal. He can't make the England squad, suffers a lot of injuries and Arsene Wenger is still unsure whether he's a striker or winger. Last season he scored five goals in 28 appearances, which is decent but not prolific. 

Walcott was a great prospect, as Slaven saw when Theo scored a hat-trick for England against Croatia, but at 27 it looks like he'll never fully fulfil the potential he showed as a kid at Southampton. Perhaps Bilic might finally coax consistent performances from him, but it would only make sense taking a gamble on him if he came at a much reduced fee.

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