Theo Walcott signs for Everton, Jan, 17, 2018, Photo courtesy of Everton Official website
CAIRO – 18 January 2018: Everton announced on Wednesday that the club has reached an agreement with Arsenal to sign their winger, Theo Walcott, on a three-and-a-half-year contract for $27 million, according to Sky Sports.
“I'm very ambitious and I've come here because I want the club to push to the next level, and with the players that have come in, I feel like the next level can be reached. I'm very excited to be starting a new chapter and I felt this was the right place for me to be,” Walcott told the club’s official website on Wednesday.
Walcott, 28, is a Southampton academy product and earned his debut with the club’s first team when he was just 16.
Walcott joined Arsenal one year later and has since then established himself as a starting player with the Gunners, but he had many long-term injuries in recent years that forced him to lose his position in the club and the English national team.
Walcott explained why he chose Everton over the other offers, saying, “The manager is very hungry and it's just what I need. I've had a couple of chats with him, and straightaway I felt that hunger and that desire that he wanted from me.”
Everton manager Sam Allardyce praised the new signing, saying, “I'm thrilled we've been able to secure a player of Theo's experience and quality.”
Walcott hopes to regain his form to be able to join England’s squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
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