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Theo Walcott insists Wayne Rooney's advice was the major factor behind him joining Everton

Theo Walcott has revealed he was talked into swapping Arsenal for Everton by former England team-mate Wayne Rooney. The 28-year-old forward, who won two FA Cups with Arsenal, completed his switch from the Gunners to Goodison Park on a three-and-a-half-year contract on Wednesday evening. Walcott joined for an undisclosed fee but manager Sam Allardyce’s second signing of the January transfer window reportedly cost £20million. And the England international insists Rooney’s advice was a major factor as he targets trophies with the Toffees. “I had numerous chats with Wayne and that…

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New Everton signing Theo Walcott says he wants the Toffees to go to the next level

Theo Walcott says he quit Arsenal to join Everton because he wants to win trophies. The 28-year-old forward, who won two FA Cups with Arsenal, on Wednesday evening completed his switch from the Gunners to Goodison on a three-and-a-half-year contract. The fee is undisclosed but manager Sam Allardyce’s second signing of the January transfer window reportedly cost £20million. “I’ve come to Everton because I want the club to push to the next level,” Walcott said on his new club’s website. “I’m very excited to be starting a new chapter and…

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Deal close: Arsenal winger Theo Walcott set for Everton medical ahead of £20million move

Theo Walcott is set to join Everton this month Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Arsenal winger Theo Walcott’s £20million move to Everton is edging closer after the player travelled to Merseyside for a medical. The 28-year-old is scheduled to attend the club’s Finch Farm training ground on Tuesday to undergo his physical examination and finalise terms. Walcott, who has scored 108 goals in 397 matches for Arsenal, is surplus to requirements at the Emirates Stadium having made just 15 appearances this season. He has not made a Premier League start since…

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Everton FC news: “Theo Walcott could be a key player,” says Leon Osman

Arsenal star Theo Walcott in action Saturday, January 13, 2018 Former Everton star Leon Osman has told talkSPORT he believes Theo Walcott could be a key player for the club should he sign from Arsenal. Speculation this winter has linked him with both a return to Southampton, where he started his career, and Everton, with new manager Sam Allardyce keen to add pace to his forward line. The jet-heeled forward hasn’t started a Premier League game this campaign but has got three goals and two assists in five Europa League…

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Theo Walcott: Everton in negotiations to sign Arsenal forward permanently

Everton manager Sam Allardyce says the club is negotiating with Arsenal to sign Theo Walcott on a permanent deal. Allardyce said the 28-year-old forward would be a “fantastic addition”, who would offer “goalscoring threat”. He added: “I don’t think there’s a chance of a loan. It’s not imminent but negotiations are going on. “I don’t get optimistic otherwise I get disappointed. I’ll be very excited and enthused when someone, even if it’s not Theo, has signed on the dotted line.” Allardyce, who has already signed striker Cenk Tosun from Besitkas…

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Matt Le Tissier backs Southampton moves for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge and Arsenal forward Theo Walcott

Daniel Sturridge and Theo Walcott are being linked with Southampton Friday, December 29, 2017 Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier has welcomed reports the club are targeting Daniel Sturridge and Theo Walcott – but doubts the deals will happen. The Saints will bank £75million from the sale of Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool and are ready to reinvest that money in January, with the England duo said to be in their sights. The south coast club are sitting just two points above the Premier League relegation zone, having failed to win…

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