West Ham are reportedly one of several clubs to hold talks with Everton about a potential loan deal for Theo Walcott.
According to TEAMtalk, Merseyside club Everton have spoken to a string of clubs about loaning the 31-year-old, who has been informed by the club’s manager Carlo Ancelotti that he can leave Goodison Park.
It is explained that the English attacker now needs to decide whether he will fight for an Everton spot or exit on loan.
The report claims that West Ham and Crystal Palace have both made an approach for him, plus Newcastle, Fulham and Southampton are also mentioned as possible suitors.
Walcott is an experienced winger blessed with rapid pace and he’s previously earned 47 senior international caps for England.
The right-winger is not a key figure in Ancelotti’s plans and a loan deal could be a smart move for him, especially if he’s going to play regularly.
West Ham do have plenty of options in wide areas and it’s hard to picture Walcott breaking into the XI, but he would help strengthen up the squad options.
Current Hammers midfielder Jack Wilshere previously played alongside Walcott the duo were at Arsenal together and he once explained why he’s a dream to play with.
“I’ve never played with someone before who times their runs so perfectly and keeps doing it, time after time. It’s tough in a game to repeat those sprints 15 or 20 times but he does it, and it’s a dream for a midfielder,” Wilshere told Arsenal’s official website in 2014.