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.