The Chronicle is reporting today the transfer plans at Newcastle are moving along nicely even though the Newcastle hierarchy continue to show they can do nothing fast and sign up a world-class manager to an extended stay on Tyneside.
The good news is that things are getting done and Rafa is engaged fully in trying to improve his squad with maybe £50M transfer funds he will get this summer to spend on new players.
The Star is reporting that Newcastle are keen to sign Jack Wilshere on a free transfer this summer.
Jack Wilshire – Newcastle said to be keen to sign him as a free agent
It’s difficult to know if Rafa rates Wilshire, who has lots of skill but is injured a lot of the time each season.
West Ham are reported in the driver’s seat for the 34 times capped England International who missed out on a place in England’s World Cup squad this summer.
Everton, Crystal Palace, and Newcastle are mentioned as three other clubs interested in signing Wilshire.
But we would be very surprised if the 26-year-old ends up at Newcastle.
Arsenal’s new head coach Unai Emery will be the one who decides if Jack can leave the Emirates this summer on a free transfer.
But Jack wants first team football wherever he ends up so he could become a free agent in the summer and will no doubt attract some PL clubs and maybe some top clubs from the continent.
Somehow we cannot see Jack Wilshire at Newcastle although Rafa has surprised us before with the players he can bring into the club.
Jack was born in Stevenage and joined Arsenal from Luton Town 17 years ago.
What do you think?