Some Southampton fans overjoyed after Walcott reaches agreement for permanent transfer
Some Southampton fans have been feeling overjoyed after it was announced that the club have agreed a deal with Theo Walcott to join the club on a permanent basis this summer.
The 47-cap England international joined the Saints on a loan deal from Everton in the January transfer window, however, his deal with the Goodison Park outfit was due to expire in the summer. It meant he was free to negotiate with other clubs over a move ahead of next season.
It was announced on the club’s website, the experienced attacker will be putting pen to paper on a two-year deal when his deal expires at the end of June.
Speaking about the deal, Walcott claimed he couldn’t express how happy he was at returning to the club, where he became an academy graduate.
Danny Ings is the most notable attacker given his spells with Burnley and Liverpool, however, aside from him, there seems to be very little experience.
Walcott adds 367 top-flight appearances and 138 goal contributions, which can be priceless for a Saints side who have dropped the many points from winning positions.
Here are how fans reacted to the news…
Great news be good to have his positive energy around the club and help the youngsters and still plenty to offer 🙌 #welcometheo
— 😇 Paul 🔴⚪️ (@happyhoppy66) May 18, 2021
He's one of our own he's one of our own Theo Walcott he's one of our own!!❤😇
— #GAOOUT👑 (@IngsIsKing) May 18, 2021
— Ali (@Aliforsaints) May 18, 2021
Absolutely delighted. Not only does he have a lot to offer but I am sure his experience in the dressing room and on the pitch will help our younger or less experienced players.
— Jonathan Barrett (@jonnyasbo) May 18, 2021
Announcement Timed to Perfection.
Bet the 8,000 strong attendance this evening will make some noise for this fantastic signing. https://t.co/Cs4NqoRRkp
— Paul Nolan (@NodNolan) May 18, 2021
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