Theo Walcott asked whether he'd sign for Spurs for £500k-a-week
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Theo Walcott asked whether he'd sign for Spurs for £500k-a-week

Theo Walcott has joked on talkSPORT that there is not an amount of money in the world that would tempt him to ever sign for Tottenham Hotspur following his 12-year spell at Arsenal earlier in his career.

Walcott was discussing how he once celebrated scoring a goal for Southampton at the Emirates following his return to the south coast in 2020.

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The former England international explained that he would celebrate a goal no matter who he scores against – regardless of whether he played for the club or not.

Walcott insists he would never play for Tottenham

That prompted Andy Goldstein to ask the 33-year-old whether he would celebrate a goal if he was playing for Spurs against Arsenal. And before the presenter could even finish setting up the hypothetical scenario, Walcott interjected.

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“I’m going to stop you right there,” he told talkSPORT.

He was then asked whether he would sign for Tottenham if he was offered a five-year contract worth £500,000-a-week. But Walcott insisted that he could not be tempted by the opportunity.

“No, I’m not doing that. Not at all, no chance. You wouldn’t even see me with a Tottenham Hotspur shirt on,” he added.

Of course, Tottenham fans will have no problem with hearing that Walcott would not take up such a move. Walcott could have hardly answered in any other way either.

Obviously, the rivalry is heating up once again with the North London derby coming up this weekend. And there is even more than just bragging rights riding on Sunday’s clash.

Arsenal sit top of the Premier League table. And they will be hoping to keep Manchester City at arm’s length.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are looking to close the gap on the top-four after a really difficult few months for Antonio Conte’s men. It seems that any title charge is going to be beyond them this season.

But how they perform over the rest of the campaign could have major implications for the coming years. So winning this weekend would be huge for Spurs.

Clearly, Walcott is going to be hoping they suffer further disappointment.

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