Everton’s £20m Theo Walcott interest shows long-term plan, says Sam Allardyce

By The Guardian | Fri, 12 Jan 2018 22:32:00 +0000 | 116

• Everton in advanced talks to sign Arsenal forward• ‘Theo is not a risk. He’s scored 100 goals for Arsenal,’ says AllardyceSam Allardyce believes Everton’s willingness to pay £20m for Theo Walcott is a further indication he will remain manager next season and possibly beyond his 18-month contract.The Everton manager confirmed interest in the Arsenal winger on Friday, with the club in advanced talks to beat Walcott’s former employers Southampton to his signature. Everton have signed Turkey’s Cenk Tosun this month for an initial £21m. The former Besiktas forward could make his debut against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Saturday. Related: Sam Allardyce heads to Wembley with nothing to lose except an Everton future Continue reading...