Theo Walcott

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Everton legend backs Theo Walcott to be a success

Everton favourite Trevor Steven has backed the winter addition of Theo Walcott from Arsenal. The England international arrived at Goodison Park in a £20m deal last month and he has since made a good impression with two goals and one assist just four Premier League games.

As a result, the 28-year-old has received widespread praise from several former players of Everton, and Steven is the latest to appreciate the efforts of the versatile forward, he said: "He can change games. He has great pace and can cross a ball well. And he can play through the middle as well. He looks to have settled in really quickly, and scoring early in his Everton career will help him. He is a good buy and I am very pleased he is at Everton, because he will add more quality to that squad with his ability, pace and goal-scoring threat on the right-hand side."

Walcott had been used entirely in the Cup competitions during the first-half of the season with Arsenal, and though, he was in the goals, the Englishman often generated criticism for his lack of consistency with his showing in the first XI.
The Englishman has not faced such a problem with Everton to date, and the move may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for the 28-year-old, who could be allowed the freedom to express himself ahead of this summer's World Cup finals. Walcott has not earned a call-up to the England national side since Sam Allardyce’s time in-charge of the Three Lions back in 2016, but Gareth Southgate has opened the possibility of picking seniors, provided they can put in a string of standout performances in the remaining months of the campaign.
Everton, who recently had a warm weather training camp in Dubai, return to the Premier League this weekend with an away trip to Watford on Saturday. A victory over the Hornets could see them jump upto seventh in the standings.