As we all warm-up for the January edition of the bi-annual transfer window, some rather strange rumours have begun to do the rounds.
How about this one courtesy of The Daily Mail, who claim that Manchester United are interested in Theo Walcott.
That’s right, Sir Alex is said to be chasing the man that most non-Arsenal fans have spent the last six years laughing at.
For all his pace, Theo Walcott has to go down as one of the Premier League’s most inconsistent players. On his day, he can make mincemeat of his full-back, supply forwards with decent crosses and provide his own goal-threat. He has a lovely, Thierry Henry-esque finishing technique and this is arguably an aspect of his game that has been under-utilised.
But then there’s the other side to his game. The side that sees him disappear for entire sections of the game. When the going gets tough, he tends to go into hiding. He’s not a leader and he’s not really a player you can rely on to change the game.
If you were to look at his stats, you’d think he was a world-class player. But that’s simply not the case. Young Theo has a long way to go before he’s up there with the likes of Antonio Valencia, Luis Nani and even Ashley Young.
So why, oh why, would Sir Alex fancy a move for one of the Gunners most inconsistent players, especially considering it’s believed that he’s on the look-out for £100k-a-week. It’s all the more bemusing considering that Sir Alex doesn’t even seem to have time for Portuguese International Nani.
Yes, I understand that Nani is a frustrating player. He has his faults. He doesn’t always make the right choice when bearing down on goal. But if United fans think he’s an exasperating type, they should give Theo a go in a United shirt.
Arsenal did give Fergie Robin Van Persie last summer, a player who Theo Walcott seemed to have a connection with during his time at the Emirates. Could Fergie be interested in re-igniting this spark? Doesn’t he realize that RVP is the kind of player who is capable of making more or less any half-decent winger look like an incredible talent?
I struggle to belief that Sir Alex has any genuine interest in Theo. Whilst he’s always been keen on ‘the best of British’, this is one wild winger that he should steer way clear of.
What’s your take? Would Theo Walcott be a decent addition at Old Trafford?
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