West Ham are on the verge of completing a £20million deal for Theo Walcott, according to The Sun.
The report comes just hours after Hammers co-Chairman David Sullivan told Sky Sports News HQ that he was going to “put a bid in of around £20-25m for a player in England later this week.”
Although Sullivan did not reveal who that player was, this latest report linking the club to Walcott perhaps suggests it could be the 27-year-old the club are after.
The Sun claims Walcott is ready to leave the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season in search of first-team football, and that Arsenal are willing to let him go if a club matches their £20m price-tag.
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West Ham are reportedly willing to meet that valuation, while Sullivan also admitted earlier today that the club have already placed a bid of €30m for an unnamed player, with The Sun claiming both Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi and Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette are both on the club’s summer radar.
Walcott, though, is a player West Ham supposedly believe is exactly what they need in order to strengthen their chances of becoming a force in the Premier League, and will be a solid addition to the squad ahead of the first season at the Olympic Stadium.
The England international has scored 55 goals in 231 Premier League appearances for the Gunners since signing from Southampton in 2006.
Transfermarkt.co.uk value Walcott at £18.75m.