Agent: I Don’t Know If £12m Ace Will Stay At Arsenal

By on October 8, 2011

Theo Walcott’s agent has refuted claims that Serie A giants Juventus have been in touch over a potential January swoop for the  winger while admitting he doesn’t know what the future holds for his client.

Reports in recent days have linked the Serie A giants with 22-year-old Walcott, who is out of contract at Emirates Stadium in summer 2013. Colin Gordon, Walcott’s agent, was quick to cool the speculation claiming Juve have not been in touch recently. He told calciomercato.it:

“Juventus have never called us. We have not received calls from Italy recently.”

The former Southampton forward, who cost Arsenal £12m,  is thought to be in talks with Arsenal over an extension to his current deal. Gordon admits he does not know where Walcott will be plying his trade next year. Asked if the winger will stay at Arsenal, he added:

“We’ll see. I don’t know what will happen.”

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5 Comments

  1. nicky

    October 8, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Of course Walcott’s agent isn’t going to say he’s happy at Arsenal and will sign a contract extension. That’s not the way it works. Keeping the employer uncertain means a higher wage offer to the player and a bigger slice of the cake for the agent.
    Walcott’s improvement in technique and performance has been disappointing over the past few seasons. On the wing, unless he can get past a defender, he fails with the ball. His crosses are often made with no thought of who is where in a receiving position. In a striking role he can be deadly as a “fox in the box” role although he can be easily dispossessed at close quarters, due to his rather frail build.

  2. Mike Gunner

    October 8, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Now Walcott has said he is waiting to see how the season evolves. Same with RVp and don’t be surprised Song and a few others will want to exit.That it has come this is no surprise.
    Theb blame must be on Wenger and his policies.He has signed cheap players and kids,refusing the extra million or so for the top quality epl players who could have lifted the gunners.
    Now we have Ivan saying the gunners modele is sustainable even without the cl. When top players don’t want to join the gunners that will be the day the gunners drift in to the status currently occpied by Newcastle,Everton Stoke and Villa.By then the ES will have gaping holes in the terraces.

  3. goonergerry

    October 9, 2011 at 4:47 am

    You can’t blame Walcott for wanting the best he can get. He is playing for a club who are going backwards rapidly. If he wants to desert the sinking ship before it actually sinks- who can blame him? Walcott can be a game changer- the fact that he isn’t more often is not always his fault.
    Could anyone can argue that Walcott would not be a better player under Ferguson rather than Wenger?

  4. Legoon

    October 9, 2011 at 9:20 am

    We have gone backwards 25 years so basicly wenger and the board should be congratulated on ruining our club

  5. Guzz

    October 9, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I guess Walcott thinks he’s worth £100k a week now, or he’s too good to play for Arsenal, dream on pal! It’s understandable for a player like Van Persie to consider his future, but as for Theo, learn how to control the ball first at times it looks as though you couldn’t trap a bean bag.

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