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Jack Wilshere ‘very very keen’ on a West Ham move

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Are the glory days behind or ahead for the Arsenal midfielder?

Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Arsenal’s 25-year-old Jack Wilshere may be “injury-prone,” but he’d be a good fit for a lacking West Ham United midfield. I know what you’re thinking: the last thing West Ham needs is another injury-prone player. That is absolutely true; albeit Wilshere isn’t quite as injury-prone as a lot of folks would have you think.

Wilshere has had several injuries throughout his career, but his loan to AFC Bournemouth last season saw him play in 29 regular season matches, plus three extraneous ones (that includes the FA Cup) making 32 total. Jack almost made it the whole season, until a bad tackle from — you guessed it — a Tottenham Hotspur player sent him off for the rest of the season.

Other than Wilshere’s injuries, he’s done bits when given the chance. The midfielder is relatively young at 25, and he’s known to have grown up supporting West Ham. The lad has already hinted at how he would like to be part of what’s going on at West Ham this summer, so it’s clear there’s interest from the player in joining his boyhood club (see tweet below). West Ham may have struck out on one Arsenal player this summer, but it would be well worth it for the club to bring Wilshere in and help a midfield that can sometimes painfully lack vision.

Wilshere, if he can stay fit, would be the perfect exclamation point on an incredible transfer window. The Englishman would join the likes of Javier Hernandez, Marko Arnautovic, Pablo Zabaleta, and Joe Hart.

It’s rumored that it could be tough for West Ham to loan the player as it’s the final year in his contract. If that is the case, it’s been reported that Arsenal are looking to gouge West Ham for all they’re worth by asking £20m to buy Wilshere, plus the possibility of a buyback clause.

The board have shown that they’re not too fond of buyback clauses in this window, but, should the funds be available, we say go for it. When fit, Wilshere is something beyond what West Ham has had in years. Manuel Lanzini is still king of the midfield, but Wilshere is a very close second. Those two working together would be incredible for a proper poacher like Chicharito. Goals galore in West Ham’s future should this move happen.

Give us your input on the poll below!

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Should Jack Wilshere go straight into West Ham’s Starting XI?

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  • 46%
    Yes. No question. Is this poll a joke?
    (158 votes)
  • 18%
    No, but he’ll be great for depth.
    (62 votes)
  • 30%
    Depends on if he can stay fit.
    (103 votes)
  • 5%
    Why are you even asking this? No way he comes to West Ham.
    (18 votes)
341 votes total Vote Now