Inter Milan eyeing Arsenal’s £110,000-a-week star – reports

October 5, 2017 by   Filed under: Arsenal FC, Premier League, Transfers

Serie A giants Inter are considering a move for Theo Walcott as the England forward begins to run down his contract at the Emirates.

Walcott is currently the Gunners longest serving player earning £110,000 per week, having joined the club with a lot of hype around him from Southampton in 2006. Aged just 17, many tipped him to be England’s next big star but Walcott has struggled to find consistency in his decade in north London.

Now 28, Walcott is moving into his final two years of his contract at the Emirates and Italian outlet Calciomercato report that Inter are more than ready to go for him if he is made available in January. Walcott’s move to San Siro would allow winger Antonio Candreva to leave the club, with Chelsea reportedly interested in him.

Inter have reportedly been following the England forward for a while, and are said to be very keen on him. Walcott has for long been a controversial figure amongst Gooners fans, but can boast a respectable enough 107 goals in 388 games.

He would be tasked with helping the former treble winners getting back into Europe, having failed to even reach the Europa League last season after a seventh placed finish as Juventus again strolled to the league title.

However, his only silverware with Arsenal is three FA Cups, with his best goal tally in a season being 21 back in 2012/13. It’s the only time in his career he’s scored 20+ goals in a season in his career, but a move to San Siro would link him up with free scoring captain Mauro Icardi, who already has six goals in seven games this season, following on from 26 in 41 last year.

Arsenal return to action against Watford at the Vicarage Road Stadium on 14 October in the Premier League fixture game week 8 of the season and will be hoping to be included in Arsene Wenger’s lineup against the Hornets.

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