Everton winger Theo Walcott’s future is in doubt, according to The Guardian.
Toffees director of football Marcel brands apparently wants to construct a younger squad, with Walcott having recently turned 30.
The former Arsenal man, who cost in the region of £20 million in January 2017 from Arsenal, has lost his place in Marco Silva’s starting XI in recent weeks, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin being supported by Brazilians Bernard and Richarlison in attack.
It has been a disappointing season for the star, who has earned 47 caps England.
It was hoped that Sam Allardyce’s signing would find a new lease of life at Goodison Park, but he simply hasn’t been able to find any consistency.
Brands outlined his strategy for the club this week, and Walcott does not fit into where the Dutchman wants to take the club.
It is a good thing that he could potentially be sold this summer as he simply hasn’t come anywhere close to justifying his steep fee.
His best days are seemingly behind him now, and there are wingers out there who could come in and make an impact for the Toffees.
Walcott tries hard but ultimately his wages – which are highest of any player at Goodison at £110,000-a-week plus bonuses (via The Guardian) would be better invested in someone younger with better potential.