Walcott Reluctant To Join Liverpool

By on November 23, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Theo Walcott is reluctant to join Liverpool.

Theo Walcott

Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott is reluctant to join Liverpool due to his preference for staying in London and the fact the Reds are not seen as a step up from the Gunners, according to the Daily Mail.

The 23-year-old’s future has been under intense scrutiny after he turned down Arsenal’s offer of a contract extension in the summer. With less than 8 months left to run on his current deal, Walcott could be on the move as soon as January if Arsenal decide to cash in rather than lose him on a free next summer.

Liverpool and Chelsea are among the clubs strongly linked with a move and the Premier League duo are ready to pounce should the former Southampton youngster fail to commit his future to the Gunners in the coming weeks.

However, Brendan Rodgers is going to have to work hard to try and persuade the England international to move to Liverpool with Walcott believed to have reservations about moving to Merseyside.

The Stanmore-born ace want’s to remain in London and with his fiance also attending university in the capital, neither want to uproot and move up north.

Walcott is also questioning the wisdom in leaving a club who have been in the Champions League for the last 13 seasons, for one who have not qualified for the last three years and have little chance of qualifying for Europe’s premier competition next year after a poor start to this seasons Premier League campaign.

Walcott’s agent also represents Brendan Rodgers, so he’s aware of Liverpool’s interest and their willingness to meet his wage demands, but it seems a move to the Reds is unlikely now.

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A move to Chelsea would ensure Walcott remained in London and competed for trophies each year, but he’d be considered nothing more than a squad player at Stamford Bridge, so it leaves his options limited.

This has left Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confident he can find a compromise to ensure the forward remains at the Emirates, with the Frenchman making a personal plea to the Arsenal board last week to ask them to up their £75,000-a-week offer.

Do you think Walcott will stay at Arsenal? Get involved in the comments section.

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15 Comments

  1. Flo

    November 23, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    If he wants 2 leave so b it we r used 2 dat no body is bigger than Arsenal fc!

  2. 5 Times

    November 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    This article is way off base… Arsenal could enter the Champions League five times a season and still not win it. Nice club, no ambition. It’s not surprising Theo wants out,

    LFC, where cup finals are concerned, are a real standout club by anyone’s standards. If Liverpool want Walcott, he’ll sign, make no mistake!

  3. Mo

    November 23, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Liverpool is not a step up from Arsenal,They are not even the best team on Merseyside at the moment.

    • 5 Times

      November 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      lol yes Mo, clubs are judged in November. Here’s a tip for you; Everton usually only play one game per week for a reason.

      LFC is a big step up from Arsenal, even Paul Merson would tell you that.

      • PeteLFC

        November 24, 2012 at 8:59 am

        Dont know about that. He has a strange head scratching hate for Liverpool. We must of really got to him in his playing days then again God used to beat them on his own. That or he is always pi**ed. Hate the man.

        • 5 Times

          November 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm

          Me too, Pete. I was being sarcastic ;-)

  4. Macibook

    November 23, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    This article is contrary to everything that has been said that is out there to read, except maybe the Liverpool-Kop website that don’t know his ass from a hole in the ground as well!

    • steve

      November 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm

      Macibook well said, the Liverpool -Kop website is a windup site ran by a manc named Jamie Kanwar, sad that he is able to suck so many gullible fans in as you would have to be naive in the extreme to believe a liverpool fan would write an article, as he did recently, about why Scholes is better than Gerrard.

      • pooloflife

        November 24, 2012 at 10:20 am

        so right, kenwar ( anagram ) is also known as SCOTT THE RED ( thats salford red ) he is a well known wind up merchant , , a well known MANC red , TAKE NO NOTICE HE HAS EVEN SET UP A WEB SITE UNDER THIS ‘GUISE’ JUST AS A WIND UP REAL KOPITES

        YNWA JFT96

  5. Jerry

    November 23, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    No mention here of the fact that Theo is a boyhood Liverpool fan?

  6. dale london

    November 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Thank f**k for that. I was truly dreading him coming to Anfield and proving to be a complete waste of space would much rather a non-English player with talent that Walcott who is simply rated as he’s an “international” for a very poor international side

  7. L20 red kopite

    November 23, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Didn’t arsenal have a horrendous start last season (8-2) and all that, yet they finish 3rd? So hold ya horses and let’s wait until may, then we’ll see who the top merseyside team, and the top london team and most important who finishes in the top 4, got a feeling we will buy quality in january!

  8. Cussy

    November 24, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Ignore the football but look at the motivation. Why would LFC want a player who wants to leave his chosen club for a pay rise – Torres in reverse?

  9. Chris Smullen

    November 24, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Call him what you like,but hes still Arsenals top scorer thi season, hell be along side Suarez next summer FACT

  10. Si75

    November 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    What makes him think he’s wanted by Liverpool, he’s not first choice at arsenal and wouldn’t be at Liverpool either. He is a player that has not reached the potential he was expected to.

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