Posted on April 10, 2015 by ADMIN

Is Walcott + £20m for Sterling a GOOD deal for Arsenal?

You will no doubt have heard by now about the Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that there could be an exciting and interesting summer transfer deal between Liverpool and the Gunners, involving our England forward Theo Walcott heading to Anfield and his international team mate Raheem Sterling coming to north London.

With lots of talk in the football media surrounding Sterling and his contract situation, while Arsene Wenger seems unwilling to play Walcott, there could well be some truth to it all. It seems that a lot of Arsenal fans would be quite happy to have Sterling, but not so many are keen on losing Theo, so would the transfer swap reported by the Daily Star in which we give them £20 million and our player for theirs, represent a good deal for Arsenal?

If you accept Liverpool’s valuation of £50 million for the talented 20-year old it would mean that we would be getting £30 million for Walcott and with him about to enter the final year of his contract, that sounds pretty good to me. But I’m not sure that £50m is a fair price for Sterling, even though he has great promise and an extra year on his current contract. That is the sort of money you would expect to pay for a tried and tested world class player.

Despite his eye catching skills, Sterling is not there yet with one goal from 14 England games, 10 goals from 44 club games this season and 10 from 38 in the last campaign. I’m sure that he will improve with time and would learn a lot under Wenger, but I also worry that Walcott would prove a great signing for Liverpool.

So do you think we should do the swap? And if so, how much extra on top should Liverpool get?

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33 thoughts on “Is Walcott + £20m for Sterling a GOOD deal for Arsenal?

    1. ArseneIsYourDaddy

      Why persist in transfer fantasy? It is like internet porn. You are NOT getting the hotties on spankporn.com
      Some lazy twat posted a transfer porn and everyone is repeating it. STOP IT.

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    2. SoOpa AeoN

      don’t y’all gerrit?…. WALCOTT ain’t for saLe…… Enuff said!

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  1. unjonzeable

    No no and no…..Sterling for £50M is just absurd….the boy is unproven,just the best in an average Liverpool team doesn’t make him exceptional….I will take walcot over him over n over again…

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  2. YingYang69

    Not a fair swap. In reality how close is Sterling to Sanchez who we payed 32 mil for. You couldnt say liv boy is worth 30 with Sanchez going for only two mil more. In reality because of potential alone id have to put the ceiling on twenty mil. If you are going by his goals, stats, individual threat he is close to Walcott.. only his potential alone puts him ahead of Theo. Theo is more threatening going forward and has been giving better end product for allot longer than one season, liv boy has the better defensive game so they are evenly matched or priced is more like. If swapped it should be just a swap but we add a clause that if we sell Sterling for the fifty mil theyv pulled out of their ass well give them twenty percent of the fee. Or maybe three to five mil on top… their choice – future cut of 50mil and above or three to five extra… thats fair.

    Ps id fear Walcott blossoming over there as well, could come back to bite.

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    1. CraigZWE

      If Walcott has to go it must be for cash and then Reus comes in.

      Really why pay that amount for average Sterling when Reus will go for same price.

      Sterling is greedy and I doubt he he would be good for locker room, no money hungry ball bads please.

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        1. ArseneIsYourDaddy

          Dream on. There is defender out there that clicks the numbers that Gooners don’t know ; Ermin Bicakcic. Remember none of you knew Gabriel.

          I am betting a quid that a CB like him is our next pickup.

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    2. rkw

      Don’t worry there is no fear that the whippet will turn in to a leopard by moving north …. There is little doubt that sterling is a more accomplished winger than Walcott … But he will be massively over priced … That said Walcott on the open market wouldn’t fetch more than 16 to18m (at most) so if lpool stick to their silly pricing are there players out there better than sterling for 35m . .. Absolutely … So sell the whippet and bring in a quality attacker to complement Sanchez

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      1. themadhurata

        City, Liverpool and even Chelsea would snap him up. He is English and home grown. He is also proven. All reasons he isn’t 18 million but 30+ million.

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  3. Midkemma

    Walcott can be a 20+goal a season attacker for us if he gets match sharp and game time, Stirling has game time and shown he is yet to be a 20+ goal a season attacker for Liverpool.

    If Stirling is worth £50 mil then we should tell Liverpool that Walcott is £80 mil.

    Personally I would like to see Walcott sign a new contract and get on with his football, Wenger priased his performance as a CF against the spuds and he is a real alternative to Giroud as a CF. Against teams that we have to sit back a bit more againt? Put Walcott on and use the pace of Alexis and Ox for counter attacks.
    Leading and sitting back but want to keep an attacking preasence? Put Walcott on…

    In 2012/13 he scored 21 goals in 43 games from the wide attacking spot, if we can manage his health then 3 of our front attackers (Alexis, Giroud and Walcott) are 20+ goal a season players, thats 60+ goals a season excluding goals from players like Ramsey and Cazorla and Welbeck…

    Having another ‘potential’ as well means Gnabrys time may get cut short, Wellington Silva is coming back as well and thats 2 potentials to fight it out… Walcott is out of that age bracket and should now be looking to perform like he did in his last full season on a consistant basis, he was doing that until injuries plagued him.

    Is Walcott + £20m for Sterling a GOOD deal for Arsenal?
    Resounding no from me.

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    1. Goonsquad8

      Plus Walcott chipped in with 14 assists in 2012-2013

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  4. marc.overmars

    its beign for a while for me and this page…. sterling walcott swoop would take it any day but without additional cash… but as for sterling i would take either reus or another player becouse i dont like his adittude, he is 20years old and all of the sudden he want trophys, he should be thankfull to liverpool becouse they give him the chance as long as i dont like them as an arsenal fan… come on kid nobody win trophys at 20s, del piero, zidane, henry, bergkamp, c.ronaldo, even messi i dont know for him etc.. all of the great ones didnt win trophys when they were 20 years old… as for walcott.. i would sell him in the moment, he is same as he was when he first arrive, everybody going forward only him backward…his only weapon is speed i give him credit for that but other things very poor…

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    1. Midkemma

      “come on kid nobody win trophys at 20s, del piero, zidane, henry, bergkamp, c.ronaldo, even messi i dont know for him etc..”

      C.Ronaldo won the FA Cup with UTD in 2003-04 season and that would of made him 19 I belive, younger than Stirling now.
      Henry won Ligue 1 Trophy with Monaco at 20.
      Bergkamp was (I think) 20 (maybe just 21) when he won thr Eredivisie with Ajax.
      Again with Del Piero, either 20 or 21 when he won Seria A with Juve.
      Pele was less than 20 when he won his 1st trophy, the WORLD CUP when he was 18 (I believe, could be 19).

      I’m sorry dude but you made an epic fail with your post 😛

      As for Walcott, just think back a few years and his regular performances… him and Nasri as our wide attackers and they ripped opponants apart.
      He has had injuries and since then been a bit awkward with his contract, to say he hasn’t progressed tho is a comment I would expect from someone who only ever watches MOTD or YouTube highlights.

      Are you not more frustrated at his injuries and contract issues and taking it out on Walcotts progression? His progression has been happening, he lacks a defensive nature but his movement has developed and he is good at timing his runs, his finishing (when match sharp) is one of the best in the club, he can cross the ball better than most our players and his pass completion has increased over the years…

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  5. chumaltp15

    this is crap. 30m + Walcott = sterling. real crap. how many CL games has Sterling played? what is d max he has scored a season compared to Walcott? some pp think with their ass really. and u suggest we waste such on a player that cannot mk our starting 11. Walcott has bn off but pls give d guy a break. apart from Sanchez he is still d best finisher in our team.
    sell Walcott to Liverpool, he ll hunt arsenal till he retires. BC Liverpool will revive his career and play him as a striker or supporting striker. bet it that he ll give u 20 goals a season if fit. let Sterling look elsewhere. arsenal are above his class.

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  6. chumaltp15

    this is crap. 30m + Walcott = sterling. real crap. how many CL games has Sterling played? what is d max he has scored a season compared to Walcott? some pp think with their ass really. and u suggest we waste such on a player that cannot mk our starting 11. Walcott has bn off but pls give d guy a break. apart from Sanchez he is still d best finisher in our team.
    sell Walcott to Liverpool, he ll hunt arsenal till he retires. BC Liverpool will revive his career and play him as a striker or supporting striker. bet it that he ll give u 20 goals a season if fit. let Sterling look elsewhere. arsenal are above his class. his game is too childish and cannot fit into our style.
    I ll rather convert Bellerin to play in my attack than choose Sterling.

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    1. mohawk

      A bit harsh but …….. your basic arguments all make sense to me.

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  7. chumaltp15

    this is crap. 30m + Walcott = sterling. real crap. how many CL games has Sterling played? what is d max he has scored a season compared to Walcott? some pp think with their ass really. and u suggest we waste such on a player that cannot mk our starting 11. Walcott has bn off but pls give d guy a break. apart from Sanchez he is still d best finisher in our team.
    sell Walcott to Liverpool, he ll hunt arsenal till he retires. BC Liverpool will revive his career and play him as a striker or supporting striker. bet it that he ll give u 20 goals a season if fit. let Sterling look elsewhere. arsenal are above his class. his game is too childish and cannot fit into our style.
    I ll rather convert Bellerin to play in my attack than choose Sterling.
    another overrated English player like wheelchair.
    Walcott is class any day and he should not be disrespected BC he got injured.

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  8. chumaltp15

    20 million I meant. all d same Liverpool should be d ones to even add money and not us.
    but even if they do, we don’t need or want Sterling. let him go to man city
    he can’t do what Walcott does at full fledge.

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  9. Tony

    i might be forgetting somebody but other then masco who was the last player liverpool sold who turned out worth it

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  10. mohawk

    I am biased with loyalty to Arsenal players but……..

    I would love to see Walcott shine again for Arsenal – and he can do it.

    Sterling is good but is future is still quite a gamble. And it is not just the problem with the transfer fee – his agent is looking for at least 150,000 a week in salary. Not good.

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  11. Aussie Jack

    Are we dealing with two overacted players with inflated ego`s? Well maybe so.! Sterling if far from the finished article and would need a lot of work by Wenger to get him there. Walcott on the other hand has been through the Wenger mill and what you see is what you get. I`m not against Walcott leaving but not for Sterling and certainly not at 50 million, Messi is not worth that. Even to suggest it is pure madness.

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  12. fred cowardly

    We paid £32 million for Alexis and Sterling is worth £50 million????

    No way. He is definitely a quality player and for the right price I’m happy for him to come but he is not proven enough for that type of money

    Also, I’m not ready to give up on Walcott. Walcott is a quality player who deserves some time to get back to his best

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  13. davi

    It’s a no brainer to me. Sometimes stats aren’t everything. Sterling has stepped up in big games and always looked dangerous whenever I’ve seen him. Walcott is a better finisher perhaps but he’s so hot and cold it’s unreal, and being honest he’s far more cold. And when he’s cold he’s next to useless. Always thought it was a mistake to promote him so early and especially in place of Vela, a player of similar pace but with far more talent. Anyway this deal would be great imo because it get’s rid of Walcott (who isn’t currently and shouldn’t be a starter) and brings in a very good player; win win.
    The only reason not to make this deal happen, if it’s actually plausible, is the wages we might have to pay to get Sterling and there might well be similar or even better options out there who wouldn’t have such high (alleged) demands.
    Could we get them to lower the price further if we throw in Wilshere? Honestly that would work out so well for us, taking their best player and giving them two who will play 20 games a season between them and maybe 5 good ones.

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    1. themadhurata

      Davi are you a Liverpool fan?

      The two players they need most is a CM like wilshere and a RW like Walcott. All be it with sterling.

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      1. davi

        A liverpool fan? I’m talking about sabotaging them with 2 players with massive reputations but little to back it up. I’d rather they replaced Gerrard with Wilshere than a player of, say, Pogba’s ability. They’re not even first teamers at Arsenal and tend to inhibit the side when they play, aside from when we play a few of the lower-league sides. Their status as great hopes for England just pressurises the manager to praise them, play them and pay them more than they’re worth. Could see a similar problem with Sterling, but at least he’s a good player.

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  14. cheeterspotter

    You lot may have forgotten about the Suarez debacle but I haven’t. Liverpool football club gets f***all cash or players from the Arsenal.Their yank gov. has issues with our yank gov.May the dislike for each other continue.

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  15. Simon_MrMac

    There is no guarantees that Walcott will sign again- So I think this is a good deal for all!

    Sterling would blossom in a team that didn’t rely on him so heavily, his still young, yet he has all the weight of Liverpools hopes on his shoulders-

    He’d be under less pressure, and be allowed to create, as well as score. Oil, Carzola, Ramsey and Co would love to have a player with his speed, and creativity to link with.

    Im a big fan of Walcot- but he’s proven to be injury prone, and Im not convinced he’ll stay- so this looks like a great way to get an upgrade- and the fact that we don’t lose a home-grown player is a big asset too

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  16. goonergaz2000

    I would not do business with Liverpool after the Suarez incident and where the hell do Liverpool dream up these valuation from

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  17. goonergaz2000

    If Walcott demands more money on top of what he gets then let him go get what you can for him and move on he really hasn’t done much since signing his last contract that took an eturnity to sort out

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  18. davi

    Look at the age difference between Walcott and Sanchez and look at how much better one is than the other. Sterling is already better than Theo and has 6 years to get closer to Sanchez’ level. I don’t delude myself in believing he’d ever get there but he’s not going to be a million miles away; Theo on the other hand will never even be close. You look at it as us paying 50m for a player based on Liverpool’s valuation of Sterling, but I’d look at it as getting him for 15m because it get’s rid of a problem, and hurts a potential rival. I remember Flanagan making his 2nd appearance against Theo and having him in his pocket, and it’s not the only time that’s happened.

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