Everton fans react to reports of a bid for Arsenal's Theo Walcott

Dejected Everton fans look on following their team's 6-1 defeat 2during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on August 15, 2009 in Liverpool,...

Theo Walcott looks set to leave Arsenal and Everton have stolen a march on Newcastle United, Southampton and West Ham.

Theo Walcott of Arsenal celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium on April 5, 2017 in London,...

With West Ham United, Newcastle and former club Southampton all vying for Theo Walcott according to The Express, Everton will have known that they had a challenge on their hands attempting to win the race for the exit-linked attacker this month.

Perhaps this explains why Everton have made the first move. According to The Telegraph, the Toffees have made an initial bid of £20 million for the Arsenal man and have also agreed to pay his £110,000-a-week wages if he moves to Goodison Park.

Walcott is a player with real Premier League pedigree. The 28-year-old has made more than 250 appearances in the top flight for the Gunners and also accumulated 47 England caps in that time.

Theo Walcott of Arsenal shoots and misses during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at City Ground on January 7, 2018 in Nottingham, England.

Walcott has netted eight goals or more in four separate Premier League seasons for Arsenal and would add not only pace but an underrated ability to finish with class and ruthlessness inside the penalty area; two attributes that an often impotent Everton attack has lacked all season.

But with Walcott enduring the lowest point in his career, failing to start a single Premier League game all season, Everton fans are not exactly jumping for joy at reports of this £20million bid.

Arsenal's English midfielder Theo Walcott (L) challenges West Ham United's French defender Arthur Masuaku (R) during the English League Cup quarter-final football match between Arsenal and...

It seems that they, like so many others across the country, believe that Walcott just isn’t the player he’s cracked up to be.

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