The impossible dream?
Come home Theo: Southampton aim to bring Walcott back to St Mary’s
Saints shrug off £15 million price tag and high wages to see whether teenage star they sold to Arsenal would make a return
Southampton have shown their intent for a first season back in the Premier League – by making an audacious enquiry about Arsenal and England winger Theo Walcott.
Arsenal remain hopeful of seeing off interest from Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and now Southampton, and will this week reopen talks with Walcott’s advisers over the 23-year-old’s future.
The Gunners will also attempt to underline their ambitions by stepping up efforts to push through the signing of Santi Cazorla from Malaga, while also considering a season-long loan of Nuri Sahin from Real Madrid.
But the newly promoted Saints want to take Walcott back to his first sporting home.
They have become the latest club to ask about Walcott’s availability and were not put off by the fact they would have to pay at least £15million and £100,000-a-week in wages to secure his signature.
Southampton chairman Nicola Cortese has made a claim to new and prospective signings that the club can challenge for a Champions League place in the next three years.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Sorry but this will never ever happen. It seems almost impossible to believe Southampton have any intention to make a pointless move to re-sign Theo Walcott and one has to question just how reliable this source’s story really is.
Whilst it’s true that 23 year old Arsenal winger Walcott is having issues getting the salary increase he appears to be looking for, and there may even be a chance that Arsene Wenger will opt to not relent and instead sell the England international, but there is zero chance of him heading back to St Mary’s.
Walcott has struggled to sustain a run of consistent form during any period of his six years at Arsenal and this has led some to believe that Wenger may well opt to offload the winger rather than give in to his demands and this source names a host of Premier League sides who are prospective suitors, all of whom have a far more likely chance of tempting the wide-man.
Southampton have pulled off some quality signings this summer, bringing in Steven Davis from Southampton and spending a club record £7m to bring Jay Rodriguez in from Burnley, a move for Walcott would be well out of reach of the South Coast side who despite back to back promotions are still not a side who could land such a player, even if he does have an obvious connection with the Saints.
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