Before the summer window closed, Walcott joined Southampton on loan from Everton. Premier League star Noel Whelan said in an interview with British media Football Insider that this transfer is a triple win for Walcott and the two clubs.
在夏季窗口关闭之前，沃尔科特从埃弗顿租借加入南安普敦。英超联赛球星诺埃尔·惠兰（Noel Whelan）在接受英国媒体Football Insider采访时表示，这项转会对于沃尔科特和两家具乐部来说是三连胜。
Whelan said: “Walcott is obviously not in Ancelotti’s plan. When he first came to Everton, he got the opportunity to prove himself, but he failed. To be honest, since he joined Egypt He didn't do this after Fulton. For Walcott and Everton, this is not a good transfer."
"I think it would be good for Walcott to go to Southampton, because the depth of Everton's lineup is very good now, and he won't get a chance at Everton. This is a good turn for everyone. Yes, Walcott went to a club he was familiar with, where he could better integrate into the team. Everton is different now and Walcott has not met Everton's requirements."