- Theo Walcott would freshen up Everton’s attack and give them the pace it lacks
- Thier new £27m striker Cenk Tosun made his debut in the 4-0 loss to Tottenham
- Tosun’s brief introduction showed he has potential to cope with English football
- But is was plainly obvious Everton have to add more pace to their attacking line
- Walcott is a target and would give them that different dimension they so need
Sleeves rolled up with hands on his hips, Cenk Tosun certainly looked the part.
And the Everton debutant did okay; he threw himself about, made sure the Tottenham defence knew he was there. Combative is probably the best way to describe him.
But how this Everton attack is in desperate need of some pace. Enter Theo Walcott.
Everton’s attack is lacking pace and transfer target Theo Walcott would be the perfect addition
Sam Allardyce confirmed the biggest unkept secret on Friday, admitting he wants to sign the Arsenal striker.
You can see why. Allardyce has acknowledged the need for speed. They don’t come much quicker than Walcott.
After an initial bounce following Allardyce’s arrival; Everton have slipped back into worrying form – winless in six games. Four of those have been defeats.
The lack of goals is equally worrying; two from their last six games. Not that you’d know by this awful defensive display, but Allardyce has got this team well-organised.
Everton’s new £27m striker Cenk Tosun showcased attributes compatible to English football
Tosun was physical and threw himself about but Everton were obviously missing pace up front
But his attack needs freshening up. Perhaps not to the naked eye, but there looks to be potential in Tosun.
He has physical attributes to deal with the demands of English football. Time well tell whether his finishing is up to scratch; he didn’t really have the chance to showcase his ability in front of goal here against Tottenham.
But the addition of Walcott would certainly add a different dimension to Everton – a dimension they are seriously lacking.
Walcott could give Everton that different dimension that their attack is in desperate need of
His pace would cause obvious problems for opposing defences, so would his piercing runs.
Walcott has so often been the side show at Arsenal; a peripheral figure. But a move to Everton would present the forward with the chance to be the main man, a position he’s craved for so long under Arsene Wenger.
At 28, you’d like to think it’s a responsibility Walcott can shoulder and thrive under.
Gatecrashing England’s World Cup squad seems a long-shot for Walcott; but he must move to give himself the best possible chance of staking a claim for Russia.
Allardyce, the former England manager, is desperate to give him the opportunity.
Walcott may be open to the move to give himself the best chance of making the World Cup