Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin has now sent a message to his former teammate Theo Walcott after he announced his retirement from football today.

The 34-year-old Walcott announced today that he was hanging his boots up after an illustrious playing career, prompting countless messages from fellow professionals.

One such message was from DCL, who played alongside the ‘great player’ following his £20m move to Everton in January 2018.

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Announcing the end to his playing career, Walcott said via his Instagram account: “The first moment I put my football boots on aged 10, was the start of a special journey for me.

From playing in the park with friends, to performing in some of the biggest stadiums, in front of huge crowds across the word.

Goodison Park is such a special place to play and Everton will always be in my heart, I loved my time there and will never forget the way the fans welcomed me and my family”

Responding to Walcott’s post, Calvert-Lewin commented: “Some career theezy, congratulations.”

Theo Walcott ends illustrious playing career

Walcott played at Goodison Park for two-and-a-half years before returning to Southampton, initially on loan prior to his permanent return to St Mary’s in 2021.

Signed by Sam Allardyce alongside Turkish international Cenk Tosun, who expressed his excitement at playing alongside a ‘proven player’ upon his arrival at Everton.

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Tosun said: “Theo is a great player. He’s a proven player and has done well for Arsenal for many years.

I think I would link up well with him. We already have very talented players in our team and I’m sure if we sign him he would have a great input.”

The former England international scored 10 Premier League goals in 77 outings for the Toffees between 2018 and 2021.

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