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Theo Walcott secures £20m Everton transfer from Arsenal and admits: 'I want to reignite my career'

Theo Walcott says it was ‘the right time to leave Arsenal’ after completing his £20million Everton move. Walcott ended a 12-year association with the London club, where he made just under 400 appearances, because he believes he can help Everton compete for the Champions League. “I’m very ambitious and I’ve come here because I want the club to push to the next level,” said Walcott. “With the players that have come in, I feel like the next level can be reached. “I’m very excited to be starting a new chapter and I felt this was the right place for me to be. “The manager is very ambitious and I feel like the club is going in the right direction. “The club has won trophies but I want them to win trophies now. The manager is very hungry and it’s just what I need. I’ve had a couple of chats with him and straightaway I felt that hunger and that desire that he wanted from me. I need that and I wanted that. Walcott with new manager Sam Allardyce Credit: getty images Thanks for everything, @theowalcott �� All the best for your next chapter �� pic.twitter.com/Eq2EVRVPSw— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 17, 2018 “I want to be part of something which he’s building.” Walcott scored 108 goals for Arsenal, but there has always been a sense he has never fulfilled the potential promised when he moved to the club as a 16-year-old. He admitted some regret at leaving the club, but at 28 wanted a new challenge. “It felt like it was time for me to move on,” he said. “It was sad but it’s exciting at the same time and I want to reignite my career and push Everton to win things as they have done before. “I want to be part of something and I feel like this place will offer me that.” Manager Sam Allardyce feels Walcott is a statement signature, another sign of Everton competing for coveted names. He is the second major deal in this window following the capture of Cenk Tosun from Besiktas. Defending him has often been trying but I stand by it: I like Theo Walcott “I’m thrilled we’ve been able to secure a player of Theo’s experience and quality,” said Allardyce. “There was a bit of a chase between a couple of clubs but I think after we set out the ambitions of the club and my ambitions for him he was motivated to come here and refreshed in his mind by the new challenge he can put upon himself. “He’s said he wants to go somewhere where he can be successful. He wants to play every week and really take his career forward again. In the past and certainly with last season what we saw and what we’ve looked at with the amount of goals, assists and pace that he brings, it’s a very good acquisition and a lot of shrewd negotiation by the club in terms of today’s prices. Hopefully, it will prove to be exceptionally good value for money. “We’ve brought him here because of his experience with Arsenal, playing Champions League football and fighting to get into Champions League positions and winning FA Cups - and he’s got a lot of ambition to take off again with his career. “He’s in his prime, too, and I’m just delighted we’ve got him.”

Theo Walcott secures £20m Everton transfer from Arsenal and admits: 'I want to reignite my career'

Theo Walcott says it was ‘the right time to leave Arsenal’ after completing his £20million Everton move. Walcott ended a 12-year association with the London club, where he made just under 400 appearances, because he believes he can help Everton compete for the Champions League. “I’m very ambitious and I’ve come here because I want the club to push to the next level,” said Walcott. “With the players that have come in, I feel like the next level can be reached. “I’m very excited to be starting a new chapter and I felt this was the right place for me to be. “The manager is very ambitious and I feel like the club is going in the right direction. “The club has won trophies but I want them to win trophies now. The manager is very hungry and it’s just what I need. I’ve had a couple of chats with him and straightaway I felt that hunger and that desire that he wanted from me. I need that and I wanted that. Walcott with new manager Sam Allardyce Credit: getty images Thanks for everything, @theowalcott �� All the best for your next chapter �� pic.twitter.com/Eq2EVRVPSw— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 17, 2018 “I want to be part of something which he’s building.” Walcott scored 108 goals for Arsenal, but there has always been a sense he has never fulfilled the potential promised when he moved to the club as a 16-year-old. He admitted some regret at leaving the club, but at 28 wanted a new challenge. “It felt like it was time for me to move on,” he said. “It was sad but it’s exciting at the same time and I want to reignite my career and push Everton to win things as they have done before. “I want to be part of something and I feel like this place will offer me that.” Manager Sam Allardyce feels Walcott is a statement signature, another sign of Everton competing for coveted names. He is the second major deal in this window following the capture of Cenk Tosun from Besiktas. Defending him has often been trying but I stand by it: I like Theo Walcott “I’m thrilled we’ve been able to secure a player of Theo’s experience and quality,” said Allardyce. “There was a bit of a chase between a couple of clubs but I think after we set out the ambitions of the club and my ambitions for him he was motivated to come here and refreshed in his mind by the new challenge he can put upon himself. “He’s said he wants to go somewhere where he can be successful. He wants to play every week and really take his career forward again. In the past and certainly with last season what we saw and what we’ve looked at with the amount of goals, assists and pace that he brings, it’s a very good acquisition and a lot of shrewd negotiation by the club in terms of today’s prices. Hopefully, it will prove to be exceptionally good value for money. “We’ve brought him here because of his experience with Arsenal, playing Champions League football and fighting to get into Champions League positions and winning FA Cups - and he’s got a lot of ambition to take off again with his career. “He’s in his prime, too, and I’m just delighted we’ve got him.”

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Ronaldinho dà l'addio al calcio

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(LaPresse) Ronaldinho dà l'addio al calcio giocato. La conferma è arrivata dal fratello e manager del campione brasiliano Roberto de Assis Moreira. Appende le scarpette al chiodo definitivamente uno dei calciatori più spettacolari della storia. Ronaldinho ha vinto un Mondiale con il Brasile, una Champions League con il Barcellona ed è stato pallone d'oro nel 2005. Ha giocato anche in Italia con il Milan dal 2008 al 2011, in tre stagioni con i rossoneri ha totalizzato 76 presenze e realizzato 20 reti.

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