Robbie Savage believes Theo Walcott would transform Everton

Theo Walcott of Arsenal during the Carabao Cup fourth round match between Arsenal and Norwich City at Emirates Stadium on October 24, 2017 in London, England.

Everton have been heavily linked with a move for Arsenal forward Theo Walcott.

Robbie Savage of BT Sport looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London, England.

Robbie Savage has told BT Sport that the signing of Arsenal’s Theo Walcott could help to transform Everton’s team.

Everton were beaten 4-0 by Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley yesterday, and their performance in the contest was abject.

Sam Allardyce’s side were weak at the back, and carried very little threat going forward.

Theo Walcott of Arsenal shoots during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Doncaster Rovers at Emirates Stadium on September 20, 2017 in London, England.

Savage feels that Everton are at their best with pace on either flank, so they can attack opposition defences.

And, with Walcott strongly linked, Savage believes his arrival would help Everton massively.

“I think Everton need some pace in the side,” Savage said. “Big Sam has done well, but what are Everton? A seventh placed side, I think. Everton fans want a bit of excitement. Walcott offered pace.

"I watched Everton when they had Lookman and Bolasie with pace on each side, they looked a different team. Walcott would add that.”

Walcott has barely featured for Arsenal this term, and looks set to move on this month.

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.

The Daily Telegraph claim that Everton are willing to pay £20 million to land the England international.

Everton have already strengthened their attacking ranks this month, with Cenk Tosun arriving from Besiktas to lead the line for Allardyce’s men.

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