Arsenal forward, Theo Walcott today completed a move to Everton FC after signing a three and the half year deal with the Merseyside team.
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After 12 years in North London, and 108 goals in 396 games; the 28 year-old England international said:
“I’m very excited to be starting a new chapter and I felt this was the right place for me to be.
“The manager is very ambitious and I feel like the Club is going in the right direction.
“It felt like it was time for me to move on [from Arsenal]. It was sad but it’s exciting at the same time and I want to reignite my career and push Everton to win things as they have done before.
“I want to be part of something and I feel like this place will offer me that.”
Everton coach, Sam Allardyce revealed that he is thrilled by the signing of Walcott as he had nothing short of praise for the former Southampton man.
“If you analyse his goal record, then we are looking at a player who contributes goals on a regular basis, as well as assists and working hard off the ball for the team – and helping out the full-back when he needs to defend. I think that is very important.
“His physical output is excellent, he would be one of our top players in that area as well, which will hopefully bring us a lot more excitement and more ability to get forward quicker and create,” Allardyce said.
Theo Walcott will now wear the number 11 shirt for Everton as the English man hopes to reignite his career with the Toffees.