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Allardyce explains how Walcott will improve Everton

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Everton boss Sam Allardyce believes that the addition of Theo Walcott to his side will provide a new dimension to their attack.

The 28-year-old underwent a medical on Tuesday ahead of a move that is expected to be worth in the region of £20 million.

After joining Arsenal as a 16-year-old, Walcott is expected to soon bring his 12-year stay with the Gunners to an end. Everton prioritized making attacking reinforcements this month after a poor season in front of goal so far.

The Merseysiders signed Cenk Tosun from Besiktas last week in a deal which could be worth as much as £21 million and the addition of Walcott will provide more attacking depth.

“Theo’s not as risky [as Tosun] because he’s proven,” Allardyce said.

“He’s scored 100 goals for Arsenal from wide positions as well as many assists.

“His pace is one of his key strengths which we lack in this squad. His assists are pretty good as well as his goals.

“We are short of goals so to add power in our goalscoring ability would be very important for me.”