West Brom manager Alan Pardew has admitted that he enquired about the possibility of signing Theo Walcott before the attacker ended up moving to Everton.
The 28-year-old Walcott ended his 12-year stay with the Gunners this week, which saw him score 108 goals in all competitions from 397 appearances and he could be in line to make his debut for his new club when they face off against the Baggies this weekend.
Pardew has made no secret of his desire to bolster his attack, as he looks to steer the Baggies away from relegation and he has admitted that he considered the possibility of signing Walcott.
“You never know because sometimes in the Premier League there are scenarios where you can loan and do the transfer in the summer. It can help the FIFA rules and everything else,” he said.
“With players like Theo, is it a straight deal or something which could be a loan and a deal in the summer? All these equations have to be discussed.
“If you’re asking me did we discuss Theo? Yeah, we did, but it was pretty evident after a few phone calls that it wasn’t going to be the case.”