“Theo Walcott” ?
“(With) a grain of salt,” in modern English, is an idiom which means to view something with skepticism, or to not take it literally.
Andre Villas-Boas appears to be the busiest unemployed manager on the globe. Several players have been reported to be on the club-less managers radar and today saw Theo Walcott added to the growing wish list. Of course this is complete nonsense and we should wipe it from our minds with immediate effect…but let’s look at the “facts” before we do.
Would Walcott get into the Spurs side? I think as a striker, maybe. Or if you want to just look at the stats, on the wing too. Last season Walcott netted eleven times, that’s six more than Lennon’s highest ever tally in a spurs shirt. And if your mind (like mine) is telling you Lennon is more of a provider of goals then I’m afraid we’re just kidding ourselves. Would Walcott want to come to The Lane…probably not. Would anyone in their right mind want to make the 3.81 mile trip across north london, one way or the other? Although the lure of teaming up with former academy pal Gareth Bale may be the one slither of attraction. Would Arsenal want to sell and would Spurs be able to buy? The answers I think are no and no, although if Walcott wanted away, now is the time with his contract expiring next summer. If previous transfers of British players are any guide here, the amount of money expected to make the move happen would be daft.
So are we going to sign Theo Walcott, I think probably definitely maybe not.
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