West Ham no longer want to sign Everton forward Theo Walcott, according to the Mirror’s live transfer blog (08:21, October 5th, 2020).

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TEAMtalk claimed on Saturday that Hammers boss David Moyes wants to sign the 31-year-old former Arsenal man.

But that no longer appears to be the case.

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Theo Walcott (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

The Mirror claims that West Ham have dropped out of the race, leaving Southampton and Crystal Palace to battle it out for Walcott’s signature.

David Moyes’s priority should be to sign a centre-back and a central midfielder before tonight’s 11pm deadline.

The addition of en established goalscorer would not go a miss either.

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Theo Walcott (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Missing out on Theo Walcott will not be an issue for the Hammers, however. The 31-year-old has hardly been in sparkling form over the past few years.

And he is clearly not the player he once was.

Moyes has limited funds at his disposal at it is. And it will be far more prudent to bring in the likes of Jonathan Tah and Ruben Lofus-Cheek rather than Walcott.

If we do indeed end up avoiding a move for the Everton ace, most West Ham fans will surely be happy with that outcome. As long as Moyes strengthens the team in other areas.

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