Now maybe I’ve still asleep and dreaming, but today’s big Arsenal transfer rumour is that Jurgen Klopp has decided that he can bring out the best in our wayward winger Theo Walcott, and is prepared to match (or increase) his current wages at Arsenal. The rumour comes from FootballerInsider, who purport to have inside knowledge from Sports journalists.
Here is an excerpt from their report: Theo Walcott has been sounded out about his interest in joining Liverpool this summer in a £50million deal, Football Insider sources understand.
The Merseysiders are assessing the possibility of making a £25million bid for the Arsenal star as well as put together a £120,000-a-week deal to tempt him to Anfield in the summer.
A source close to the situation has told Football Insider that intermediaries have approached Walcott to ascertain his interest in moving to Merseyside.
Liverpool are ready to offer Walcott a lucrative four-year package worth £25million that will put him on a par with the club’s top earners.
They go on to say that Wenger has decided he will not entertain any offers under 25million, so he has created his own Wenger Buyout Clause, and will keep Theo as a (reserve?) winger next season if no one offers that amount. I for one think that Wenger should be a bit more flexible, but if Liverpool are really willing to pay that amount then we should snap their hands off! What do you think?