According to The Sun, West Ham are confident they can sign Jack Wilshere this summer as the Arsenal midfielder does not look likely to be signing a new contract with the Gunners.
Wilshere and Arsenal have come to blows over Wilshere’s potential wage in a new contract. According to The Sun, Arsenal are not prepared to offer Wilshere more than £100,000 per week which would mean he would be taking a 20% wage cut.
As a result, West Ham, who are reportedly willing to offer Wilshere £130,000 per week, believe they can sign the central midfielder this summer.
However, this report is coming from The Sun who have not been the most reliable news source in the world.
Potential to be a star man
While Wilshere’s career has been halted by injuries, he still has the ability to be a top Premier League midfielder.
He has shown glimpses of his talent throughout his career and in the Europa League last season he was one of Arsenal’s best players.
So, if West Ham do sign him and are somehow able to keep him injury free for a full season, he could play a pivotal role in the revival of the Hammers next season.
That is unless Wilshere and Emery are able to come to some sort of agreement in the coming days about Wilshere’s current wage.
£75 million ‘war chest’
West Ham have recently appointed Manuel Pellegrini as their new boss and Pellegrini is set to be given up to £75 million in order to bring some fresh legs to West Ham.
When appointed West Ham boss, Pellegrini stated:
“West Ham had a difficult season last season and I hope that next season we are going to play football that will delight the fans.
“I always play attacking football and we must try to reach important targets in the season.
“I am excited about this project. My mentality is always to have a winning mentality and I will hope that I can repeat here what I did with all my clubs here in Europe, where I have always arrived in European competition.”
Given his experience and potential ability, Wilshere could well be the perfect signing for Pellegrini’s new look West Ham side and could join the likes of Felipe Anderson who is close to joining the Hammers.