Everton signed Theo Walcott for £20million (BBC) back in January 2018 and he’s shown small flashes of brilliance during his time on Merseyside.
But the attacker will be entering the final year of his contract in the summer and the Toffees must surely look at selling him in the next transfer window.
The 31-year-old burst onto the scene young as a teenager with Southampton before spending most of his career at Arsenal, which is why it’s no surprise now that his best years behind him.
Walcott has shown a few promising sings this season under manager Carlo Ancelotti since he was appointed, but it shouldn’t be enough to keep him around for next season.
The right-winger has scored just one goal and supplied three assists in 25 games across all competitions this season, so an upgrade in his position looks a no-brainer.
With his Everton deal expiring in 2021, the club should at least try make some money back on him and make him available in the summer.
Everton have an excellent two-man attack with Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, but it’s in the wide areas of the pitch that Ancelotti needs to find a solution moving forward and perhaps fresh signings is the best approach to take.
It’s hard to picture Walcott getting back to his very best, as he’s not as quick as he once was and his decision making is rash.
He’s still got the ability on his day to be a decent option in the top-flight, but Everton need far more end product from their attackers if they are serious about competing for European positions moving forward.