Everton sign Theo Walcott in a £25m deal from Arsenal after signing three-and-a-half year contract worth over £110,000.
The England international underwent medical on Tuesday and pen on a deal that will keep him at Goodison Park until June 2021 and the 28-year-old believes the opportunity to move north has come at the right time.
He hardly featured in the Premier League with former club Arsenal this season but new manager Sam Allardyce is determined to make him a major player of Everton’s attack and Walcott, who was also the subject of interest from Southampton, has explained the role he played in making the switch happen.
I’m very ambitious and I’ve come here because I want the club to push to the next level,’ Walcott said.
‘With the players that have come in, I feel like the next level can be reached. I’m very excited to be starting a new chapter and I felt this was the right place for me to be.
‘The manager is very ambitious and I feel like the club is going in the right direction. Everton is a club with a great history. The fans are always passionate, they’re great and I always used to find it very tough playing here. The club has won trophies but I want them to win trophies now.
‘The manager is very hungry and it’s just what I need. I’ve had a couple of chats with him and straightaway I felt that hunger and that desire that he wanted from me. I need that and I wanted that. I want to be part of something.