Reports from FootballerInsider has it that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is set to buy Arsenals Theo Walcott and bring out the best in him.
Jurgen Klopp is set to match or increase Walcott’s current wages at Arsenal. Quoting excerpt from FootballerInside report: Theo Walcott has been sounded out about his interest in joining Liverpool this summer in a £50million deal, Football Insider sources understand.
The Merseysiders are assessing the possibility of making a £25million bid for the Arsenal star as well as put together a £120,000-a-week deal to tempt him to Anfield in the summer.
A source close to the unfolding event has told Football Insider that intermediaries have approached Walcott to ascertain his interest in moving to Merseyside.
Liverpool are ready to offer Walcott a lucrative four-year package worth £25million that will put him on a par with the club’s top earners.
Arsene Wenger is set to cash in heavily on Walcott and will not entertain any offers under £25million pounds, he will prefer to keep Walcott in the reserves next season if no one offers that amount.
Walcott is a product of the Southampton Academy and started his career with Southampton before joining Arsenal for 5 million pounds in 2006. He won the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Award in 2006.
His speed and ball crossing ability led his manager Arsène Wenger to deploy him on the wing for most of his career. In the 2012–13 season, a contract dispute led him to being played as a striker, before returning in the 2013–14 season playing on the wing once again.
I for one think that Wenger should be a bit more flexible, and sell Walcott off now at any price considering his hefty wages believed to be around £140,000 a week , and also to safe the players career.