Date: 14th May 2019 at 6:21am
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Theo Walcott has been fairly underwhelming since his arrival from Arsenal in 2018, but the former England international has no intentions of leaving Goodison Park this summer, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

The winger’s future in Royal Blue has been cast into doubt recently, after finding himself pushed out of Marco Silva’s starting XI upon Richarlison becoming the established first-choice option on the right flank and Bernard on the left.

Walcott has also struggled to affect the outcome of games since his arrival on Merseyside last year, with the London-born ace only involved in 14 goals in 54 games.

But despite his struggles to score and create, and now earn regular minutes, the 47-cap ace is not eying up another transfer for himself.

“You see, this is just rumours! Now, I’m thinking of [taking] a nice holiday,” Walcott said. “I’m looking to get away, yes, but not what you’re thinking!”

Silva has also rejected the notion of cashing in on the £100,000-a-week Englishman and any speculation that the 30-year-old will be sold in the summer.

It makes sense for the boss to not publicly place Walcott in the shop window, as he has featured in all but one of our Premier League games this season and scored his fifth of the term in Sunday’s 2-2 draw away to Tottenham Hotspur – filling in for Richarlison, who was ruled out through injury.

Walcott’s ninety minutes in North London also raised question marks over Ademola Lookman’s future at Goodison Park, as the 21-year-old was not turned to until the 65th minute – at which point he made his 21st top-flight outing under Silva, but left North London with only three starts to his name.

 

5 Replies to “Underwhelming Everton ace refutes suggestion of high-earner leaving Goodison – report”

  • All B.S. from the “red echo” yet again. I don’t know why we don’t ban the “red echo”, it has nothing good or posative about Everton.

    • So true jj and everyone other blue that shit paper the echo is all for the shite everton do t get a fair hearing boycott the paper it’s a shit read anyway coyb

  • I wholeheartedly agree, the Manchester Echo does nothing to cheer EVERTON FANS but constantly puts our club down. It is getting as bad as the B B C sport section and the laughable Granada Reports. The title winning U23 squad didn’t rate a mention on any bulletin I saw yet Liverpool and City youth teams carry reports. SOUR GRAPES? YES but deservidly so.

  • I wouldn’t mind seeing Walcott leave and seeing Lookman given an extended run in the team, when he’s playing things happen.
    He is also the future at 21, a 30 Yr old only has maybe a couple of years left. It would be a shame to let Lookman go without really giving him a chance. He will leave if not given a fair chance.

    • Wholeheartedly agree with Mark Jones comments… As a London Toffee (since 1983!) I was able to see Lookman at Charlton and have lots of pals who rated him incredibly highly and would have loved him to stay on. So much potential and just needs an opportunity to prove himself.

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