Liverpool are interested in signing Theo Walcott from Arsenal in the summer transfer window, according to The Mirror.
The England international forward’s current contract with the Gunners runs out in June 2016, and no new deal is in place.
It has now been reported by The Mirror that if Arsenal and Walcott cannot agree on fresh terms, then Liverpool will make a move at the end of the season.
Should Theo Walcott leave Arsenal?
Walcott is a England international and is rated as one of the better players in the Premier League.
However, the 26-year-old is not guaranteed a spot in the Arsenal starting line-up, mainly because the competition for places is so fierce.
At Liverpool, Walcott would have to prove himself all over again and fight for his place, and he will be under pressure because he will be a new player at Anfield.
Leaving Arsenal would mean Walcott will no longer work with a manager who knows him inside out and has stayed by his side during his injury troubles.
Should Arsenal sell Theo Walcott?
Walcott’s importance in the Arsenal team has dwindled over the months, but the Englishman remains a player who is fast and adds something extra.
The former Southampton star can play in a number of positions in attack, and his impact as a substitute is something that Arsenal could use.
Selling Walcott to Liverpool is only going to make the Reds a stronger team, and that could hurt the Gunners next season.
Should Liverpool sign Theo Walcott?
Liverpool will be looking to reinforce their team next season, and signing Walcott would strengthen their attack.
The fact that Walcott plays with Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson among others in the England team is also going to be a favourable factor.
The Arsenal attacker knows the Premier League inside out and would not take any time to settle down, which is going to be helpful in the initial months of the campaign.
Here is what the Liverpool and the Arsenal fans had to say about the report: