Even though Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said it’s his intention to keep Jack Wilshire at the Gunners during the last year of his contract, that hasn’t stopped punters from installing Newcastle as 5/2 favorites on SkyBet to sign Wilshire this summer.
Those are the odds on Newcastle signing Jack, and they have shortened in the last few days.
It seems a problem for Arsenal to keep Jack at the club this season because then he will become a free agent next summer.
So if Newcastle doesn’t sign him this summer we could do that next summer, although there will be quite a few clubs after the 25-year-old England International should he become a free agent.
Arsenal’s England superstar Jack Wilshire
And because he’s older than 24 Arsenal would not even be entitled to compensation for Jack coming through the Youth Academy at Arsenal if he becomes a free agent.
Here’s the latest betting on Skybet as to where Jack will end up this summer:
West Ham 5/1
Aston Villa 8/1
West Brom 16/1
The problem we have with Newcastle signing Jack is we don’t know how we can do it.
We don’t have the £20M to sign him outright, and if he goes on loan for the season, then he will become a free agent next summer.
So it seems the best deal for Arsenal would be a permanent transfer this summer.
That would surely rule Newcastle out of the reckoning for the 34 times capped England International?
Jack has played 159 first team games with 12 goals and 24 assists for Arsenal.
It would be great if we can sign Jack – we just don’t know how it’s possible because we don’t seem to have the money this summer.
Maybe we are missing something here.
What do you think?