WILSHERE CLOSE TO WEST HAM MOVE
Arsenal star Jack Wilshere is back in training at the north London club but he would join West Ham soon, according to reports.
The player got injured late last season but the 25-year old is expected to return to fitness soon enough for the move.
Wilshere was the Gunners’ youngest debutant in the league back in 2008 when he featured before he turned 17. His development at that young age was a beautiful sight. He was expected to grow into a star central midfielder or one that would feature behind strikers. After a short stint on loan to Bolton Wanderers, Arsene Wenger brought the player back to the Emirates.
Wilshere since returning has been injured almost on a regular basis. He was injured in the 2011/12 season. The ankle injury ensured he returned late 2012. He returned with a bang against QPR but has been going through a boom and bust cycle ever since.
The injuries affected his spot in the national team and he dropped in the pecking order at the club. He decided to move to Bournemouth on loan. After racking in decent game time, another injury set in. There have been interests from Sampdoria and Turkish side Antalyaspor but the discrepancies in valuation have stalled such moves.
Wilshere has just a year on his current deal so prospective employers are pricing him cheap but Arsenal are not deterred. His relatively high wages are another stumbling block. Arsenal are torn between retaining him or selling him cheaply. The 3-4-3 formation at the club does not favour Wilshere and his delicate ankle limits him.
The latest news that West Ham might be interested is a major one for the player who is reportedly keen on the deal. SlavenBilic might throw in £10 million with the hope of sealing the deal but time would tell.