Walcott set for Arsenal exit

Walcott set for Arsenal exit

Southampton appear set to complete the signing of Theo Walcott from Arsenal but will hope they can thrash out a transfer fee with the Gunners in order to have to winger back at St. Mary’s.

Walcott started his career at Southampton before joining Arsenal in 2006 as a 16-year old but having found limited playing opportunities at the Emirates in recent seasons and with the World Cup coming up in the summer, the now 27-year old would want to play more regularly so as to guarantee his place on the plane to Russia.

But all that remain dependent on the Saints agreeing a deal with Arsenal, who are reported to want more than £25million in transfer fees, even though Walcott’s contract expires at the end of next season.But that is steep money for Southampton, despite the £75m sale of Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool.

They will try to open talks with the north Londoners over the possibility of lowering the asking price in order to bring Walcott back to St Mary’s, where he came through the academy.

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