As per a report from Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb this afternoon, Juventus have offered out-of-contract Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere a deal for next season.
Wilshere’s injury troubles over the course of his career have been widely covered in the press, with a string of lengthy spells on the sidelines having held the technically-gifted star back from a potentially top-class career.
Following a nightmare campaign during which he managed just 3 Premier League appearances for the Gunners in 2015/16, Wilshere was sent out on loan to Bournemouth last season.
He managed a respectable 27 league outings with the Cherries, but a hairline crack in his calfbone in April ruled the marauding midfielder out until August.
Return to form
Despite being heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates last summer, Wilshere surprisingly remained in North London, with his impressive early-season performances in the Carabao Cup and Europa League having led to a Premier League recall for the Englishman.
And Wilshere since went on to play a key role for the Gunners this past season, appearing 38 times across all competitions, with large sections of the club’s fanbase having subsequently called for the 34-time capped international to be handed a new contract.
But, while most had initially viewed the contract talks between Arsenal and Wilshere as a mere formality, the reality over the last few months has proven to be far more complicated.
Wilshere was said to have been left angered by the lowly wages on offer as part of the new deal tabled by the Gunners earlier this year, with the Englishman having admitted back in March that ‘things had changed’ with regards to his place at the club.
This has since led to the gifted midfielder being linked with moves to a whole host of clubs both in England and across Europe, with a surprise report last week having claimed that Wilshere was all set for Crystal Palace.
But, if the aforementioned update from Tuttomercatoweb this afternoon is to be believed, then the 26-year-old could in fact be on the move to an even more surprising location in the near future, amid claims that Serie A champions Juventus have offered Wilshere a 4-year contract.
The deal on the table is said to be worth 4.5 million Euro per season.
However, Tuttomercatoweb’s report should be taken with a pinch of salt, with Juventus set to announce Emre Can’s arrival at the club on a free transfer from Liverpool imminently, and the Bianconeri thought to be on the lookout for a second, high-profile addition in the middle of the park this summer, amid links to the likes of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Mateo Kovacic.