West Ham ‘looking to offload Jack Wilshere’ this summer and ‘will offer to make up remainder of wages’ if team takes him on for less than current £100,000 per-week salary
- West Ham are said to be desperate to move Jack Wilshere on this summer
- Hammers thought they could get a second wind from him when he left Arsenal
- Wilshere agreed £100,000 per-week wages but injury problems persisted
- West Ham reportedly ready to make up any possible wage deficit to release him
West Ham are reportedly desperate to get midfielder Jack Wilshere off their books this summer and trim his £100,000 per-week wages from the club’s bill.
Now the club are actively looking to buy out what remains of his contract or subsidise a move to another club, according to the Times.
West Ham are said to be hopeful of moving Jack Wilshere off the wage bill this summer
It is a sad state of events for a player once tipped as the brightest talent to have emerged from the famed Arsenal academy.
Since joining West Ham Wilshere has started just six games, and now the Hammers want to cut their losses as the player enters his final year.
The midfielder was available for the final nine games but played a total of just 35 minutes
West Ham were cornered into handing Wilshere a three-year deal in 2018, such was previous manager Manuel Pellegrini’s determination to get the transfer sealed and create a more possession-conscious side.
If West Ham do not buy Wilshere out of his deal it is reported that they will express a willingness to interested clubs to help subsidise wages and pay whatever the difference is, in order for Wilshere to agree to a move and avoid a pay-cut on his current weekly earnings.
The midfielder returned from his most latest lay-off following football’s return after the coronavirus postponements.
Wilshere was seen as one of the brightest prospects to have emerged from the Arsenal ranks
In the nine matches Wilshere featured for a total of 35 minutes, coming off the bench twice.
The former England international currently remains in Scotland with the West Ham squad, who are undertaking a training base in St Andrews ahead of the soon to be returning football season.