The Telegraph are reporting that Newcastle’s Rafa Benitez is interested in signing 25-year-old Arsenal playmaker Jack Wilshere with the fee said to be around £20M.
But Newcastle are just one of three Premier League clubs who are interested in the player. with Jack said to favor a move to West Ham and Swansea, who beat Newcastle to Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on loan, are the other club interested.
Jack is said to favor a move to West Ham and Swansea, who beat Newcastle to Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on loan earlier in the summer, are the other Premier League club interested.
Jack played on loan at Bournemouth last season but with Jack having just one year left on his Arsenal contract Arsene Wenger would prefer selling him outright this summer than loaning him out again for the season because he would become a free agent next summer.
25-year-old Jack Wilshere on loan at Bournemouth last season
Jack with all of his injuries just hasn’t come through to fulfill the enormous promise he showed when he was younger, even though he already has 34 caps for England and has played a total of 160 games with 12 goals and 24 assists for Arsenal.
The Telegraph reports that Wilshire earns £90K/week, but we wonder if he still has the drive to become a top player and certainly we think because of his past injury record he would be a risk to sign at even £20K.
But there again Rafa could get the best out of this player and could even help Jack with all the injuries he seems to pick up every season.
Arsenal will become very keen to sell him later in the summer because his transfer price will decrease in January and he will become a free agent next summer.and older than 24 so the Gunners will not even be due compensation because he came through the Arsenal Youth system.
And because he’s older than 24 the Gunners will not even be due compensation after he came through the Arsenal Youth system.
Newcastle may wait until later in the transfer window to make a move for him when he could be cheaper – but the likelihood then is that if the Hammers are really interested in Wilshire he could already have signed for them by then.
What do you think?