Sir Alex Ferguson will not be buying Theo Walcott this winter as the Manchester United manager has stated he will not look to reinforce this January.
Theo Walcott’s contract is set to expire in June 2013, and with no news of a fresh contract a departure seems more and more inevitable with Arsenal’s board incapable of keeping a player until the end of their contract.
Fears have been growing that the Englishman could follow ex Gunner’s captain Van Persie to Old Trafford this winter, however the United boss will not be doing any business in the transfer window unless it is to allow several of his reserve-team players to go out on loan.
The Daily Mail revealed the Scotsman said:
I will not be bringing anybody in, in January – definitely not.
This is certainly positive as rumours of a Manchester United move seemed like it could grow into something concrete. Although its hard to say, Van Persie’s move is a stroke of genius from Sir Alex and a smart career choice from the Dutchman if he wants to win titles.
Van Persie should never have been sold – look at Drogba’s impact at Chelsea in his last year of his contract, he won them the Champions League which was worth releasing him free at the end of last season. So Arsenal must hold strong with Walcott and keep fighting to gain his signature, offer him the required amount if necessary as they need/are reevaluating their wage structure and give him the opportunity to play up top in Cup fixtures. He is a big part of Arsenal’s season and their long term future. The exodus must stop now.