According to the Daily Star, West Ham United are ready to offer Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere’s a whooping £120,000-a-week contract in order to lure him to the London Stadium.
West Ham are far from safe zone in the Premier League right now, having slipped back to just two points clear of the relegation zone, and a drop back into the Championship is still a huge possibility.
Whilst Hammers fans are protesting against the clubs owners David Gold and David Sullivan, the West London club appear to be lining up summer transfer targets – and and the Gunners midfielder appears to be one of them.
It’s claimed that the North London club want Wilshere to take a cut from his current £120,000-a-week wages, but West Ham and Everton are reportedly ready to offer him even more money in an attempt to secure his signature.
Wilshere has spent the last 17 years at the Emirates having joined the club from Luton Town way back in 2001, and was touted for stardom from a young age having come up through the Gunners ranks.
However, injuries and competition for a starting role have hampered his chances in and out of the Arsenal team, and his contract will expire at the end of the season.
The England international may now move on for free, and that could be to join West Ham – the he was fond of as a boy – and may be tempting, whilst it would also enable him a chance to remain in London.
However, West Ham signing of Wilshere will ultimately depend on their Premier League status, as they could yet find themselves in the Championship – and Wilshere surely wouldn’t want that, and the chances of a deal in excess of £120,000-a-week being on the table would dramatically decrease too.