Theo Walcott agrees personal terms and passes Everton medical ahead of £25m Arsenal exit

James Benge

Theo Walcott has passed his medical and agreed personal terms ahead of his £25million move from Arsenal to Everton.

The 28-year-old underwent a medical at the Toffees’ Finch Farm training ground on Tuesday afternoon and is set to be unveiled as an Everton player later today.

He is expected to cost Everton an initial £20m with a further £5m subject to add-ons and will become manager Sam Allardyce’s second signing of the January transfer window after the arrival of Cenk Tosun from Besiktas for a reported £27m.

Walcott has been Arsenal’s longest-serving player, having joined the club as a 16-year-old in January 2006, and is one of only 19 men to have scored over 100 goals for the Gunners.

However he struggled for regular football in the first half of this season, playing only 63 minutes in the Premier League, and has opted to bring an end to his time in north London in a bid to fire his way back into England manager Gareth Southgate’s thinking before this summer’s World Cup.