Theo Walcott's agent rubbishes Fiorentina link

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Theo Walcott's agent has rubbished reports linking the Arsenal forward with a loan-switch to Italian side, Fiorentina.

The Serie A outfit are reportedly keen on bringing the winger in on loan until the end of the season in order for him to build up match-fitness after recovering from his long-term injury.


The Englishman suffered a serious knee injury in January, and only just made his first-team return over the weekend's 3-0 win against Burnley, but Arsene Wenger has still admitted that he's a long way off full match fitness.

According to the reports, Fiorentina were going to make a January loan move for the 25-year-old, which Wenger would have listened too, but Walcott's agent, Colin Gordon, has rubbished the reports due to wages.

"Theo is liked by a lot of teams and it's likely there's interest from Fiorentina" - Theo Walcott's agent

Walcott currently earns £90k-a-week, and is in contract talks with Arsenal over an extension, which could see him earn around £135k-a-week, and Fiorentina simply couldn't afford his wages to have him on loan until the end of the season.

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Arsenal have a past of loaning out players after they've returned from a serious injury. Aaron Ramsey, who suffered a broken leg, was sent out on loan to Nottingham Forest in order to regain full match-fitness, and Wenger was considering doing the same for Walcott, but that has now been dismissed.


The forward's agent said: "Theo is liked by a lot of teams and it's likely there's interest from Fiorentina.  have a great relationship with that club, I respect and admire their leaders. I just don't think there is an opportunity to see Walcott in Florence.

"I don't think that Fiorentina have the money to get him. I think it's an almost impossible deal for them and I was never contacted by them about Theo."

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