Why Theo Walcott can be one of the best signings for Everton in recent years
Theo Walcott moved from Arsenal to Everton in a sensational move in the recently concluded January transfer window. Once known to be one of Arsenal’s deadliest attackers, Walcott endured a couple of injuries and a slump in form which prevented him from making regular appearances for the team. He moved to the Toffees in search of more game time and from what we have seen so far, Walcott is doing rather well for the Merseyside club.
He has worked with Sam Allardyce before when the latter briefly took charge of the England national squad. Now with the season drawing to a close and Everton looking to make a final push to secure a higher-placed finish, Walcott could be key to how well Everton play.
The Englishman has already contributed 2 goals and an assist in 3 games for Everton. He has played frequently enough, which must seem like a welcome change for the player after being restricted to a sporadic role for the Gunners.
His influence is clearly showing for Everton and the Toffees will be pleased with themselves after the business they did in the January window. Allardyce has made significant improvements to their attack force and this can help them in the days to come. After having spent quite some time on the sidelines, Walcott was waiting for an opportunity like this and it is truly encouraging for Everton to watch him grasp it with both hands.
The hunger with which he has taken his chances, making some brilliant passes and fuelling the Toffees attack, has been splendid to watch. His every single movement on the field has looked effortless and the ease with which Walcott applies his finishing skills was quite commendable.
Finesse and power in the final third is something Everton have lacked from their attackers for a good majority of the season so far and to that end, having a player like Walcott in the team can help them go a long way.
To make things even better, Walcott has been putting in some in some impressive all-round performances. He has displayed some brilliant work rate and seems keen on contributing to the defensive efforts as well. The 28-year-old is not only comfortable out wide but can also fall back in tricky situations to hold the fort. With ample experience under his sleeve, there is absolutely no doubt that Walcott can one of the best Everton signings in recent years.