Premier League club Southampton have re-signed former Arsenal forward Theo Walcott on a season-long loan from Everton. Theo Walcott started his career at Southampton before moving to Arsenal in 2006. Everton signed him from the Gunners in a £20m deal in January 2018.
According to the 31-year-old, he said: “I had a few opportunities from other clubs, but as soon as Southampton came in for me, it’s part of me and has made me into the player I am. It’s in my heart.” “I will probably cry, I bet, when I first play, and it means so much. All the people that made it happen, I can’t thank them enough. Honestly, I’m so pleased.”
He also said: “I was seriously lost for words when Southampton came on the table, and for me, it was such an easy decision.” “To get the chance to work with the manager as well and these young players that are coming through, I feel like I’ve made the right choice.”
Theo Walcott started his football career at Southampton in August 2005 when he was just 16 years old and he stayed with the club for 143 days, becoming the Saints’ youngest-ever first-team player. He had come through the club’s academy, helping them to the 2005 FA Youth Cup final. The player had to leave Everton because of playing time, he is not getting enough playing time as such he decided to return to his first club.