Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger is allegedly seriously considering the option of making inconsistent winger Theo Walcott available for a transfer – with Paris St Germain ready pounce.
The French outfit recently appointed Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager, who is reportedly a big admirer of the Arsenal attacker from his days as manager of Chelsea.
The former Blues boss took over the reins at the financially bulky French club earlier this month following Antoine Kombouare’s sacking and he is keen to add some star quality to a side that are already top of Ligue 1.
Ancelotti’s new club failed in a bid to bring Carlos Tevez to Paris and also David Beckham from LA Galaxy – but they have now turned their attention to the £20m-rated speed-merchant.
Walcott’s career has somewhat nosedived since a fabulous hat-trick for England against Croatia in 2008 announced him as one of the hottest prospects in world football.
At Arsenal he has been moulded into a right-winger, which in all honesty, hasn’t worked out that well for both parties.
Walcott’s final ball from wide positions at time is laughable considering the talent that he supposedly possesses and even the Arsenal faithful, who have stuck by him through some sticky periods, are now starting to vent their frustration at the former Southampton man.
Walcott signed for the Gunners in 2006, for a fee of £5 million, rising to £12 million depending on appearances for club and country. But five years on it would be a fair argument to say that he hasn’t progressed in the same way that many had hoped.
Wenger has kept faith with the youngster but is reportedly running out of patience with his repeated lethargic performances and any bid near £20m from PSG would reportedly be accepted.