Wils Here If You Want Him - Hammers Fan Jack Keen On Move


It is becoming increasingly obvious that Manuel Pellegrini's West Ham transfer war chest is at least asthmatic and at worst approaching terminal given his recent comments, so the need for top class freebies will probably be the order of the day, much to the chargrin of many supporters who are experiencing potential player target ground hog day! Never mind, every cloud has a silver lining doesn't it?
Free transfer players can be an absolute bargain, they are of course free for a reason, either they have let their contract run down in order to earn more money elsewhere or their club have deemed them surplus to requirements. Of course one manager's dream could be another's nightmare and vice versa, and one major potential 'dream' player who keeps being linked with West Ham is Jack Wilshere, available on a free transfer unless Arsenal do a complete U turn within the next couple of weeks.

Jack Wilshere comes from a West Ham supporting family and despite seeming to have been around for a thousand years is only 26 years old, the reason he seems to have been around so long is his past injury record, he's made more come backs than Staus Quo and has flitted in and out of Arsenal and England squads with monotonous regularity. The creative midfielder spent the 2016/7 season on loan with Bournemouth where he played most of the matches, he returned to Arsenal only to promptly get injured again. Mainly, the decision on Wilshere’s future will come down to talks with the new manager at the Emirates Unai Emery, but given Emery's wish list of players does not include Wilshere and the fact that Wilshere was over looked for the England Squad through lack of game time, the midfielder may well see his future across London with the Hammers.

Former Arsenal striker Paul Mariner, speaking on ESPN this week said “Jack needs to get a new challenge, it’s too comfortable at Arsenal,” he explained. “I think if he goes to West Ham, they will ask some serious questions, with the new manager in there. “I’d like to see Jack going, I’d like to see him go to a new club. I think at West Ham they’re in a bit of a rebuild phase, get yourself out there Jack and show everybody what you’ve got. It seems to me that he’s been waiting for some negotiations to speak to the new manager about his contract. It seemingly has not been forthcoming. Would this be a good move? I’ve said on ESPN FC for a long, long time that he needs a change of scenery.”

Is Jack really worth the risk? Having been seriously burned by the Dyer/Carroll Axis of overpaid injury prone players, West Ham would be wise to try and structure a deal that incorporated some form of appearence related bonus rather than just a straight weekly salary deal, but having some pride it is unlikely that Wilshere, who like most professional footballers always believe their injury nightmare is over on their return, would bee willing to agree to such a deal. Whether or not Wilshere would want to join a club that no matter what always seems to do it's laundry in public is another matter, he would want good money, but ironically the 'tight wads' that control West Ham are always willing to stump up a decent wage so long as there is no major initial financial outlay, is HP but not as we know it Jim!

Not that social media is the be all and end all with sportspeople, but Jack Wilshere has removed his # Arsenal hash tag from his instagram account, so maybe his mind to leave Arsenal is made up already, now it's just a question of where he will end up, the London Stadium could do with another British Bull Dog reinforcement the 'Ginger Pele' James Collins has left, probably soon to be folowed by Andy Carrol and Jordan Hugill among others. - Ed

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mcbikeman's picture

if I had a pound for every wilshere to west ham thread I would not need tonights lotto ticket:-)

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nevillenixon's picture

Had to use the "Wils Here" copy line before anyone else, old story or not, it's a journo thing!

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mcbikeman's picture

and raise you an Assombolonga...ahhh come on now its only fair I mention him at least once/twice or maybe a few more times before summers done lol

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nevillenixon's picture

'A song for wonga' - more like

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moore 6 legend's picture

Ah that's my mate,Jack Wheelchair,A professional hospital patient whose career has been blighted by appearances for the Arsewipes ;)

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mcbikeman's picture

Wilshire signs and becomes wheelchair immediately lol top marks mr moore

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moore 6 legend's picture

He's been called wheelchair for a few years now mate,lol

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Burkie 1's picture

Is this it then ?fekin freebies again i thought we were movin on ,we've gt one sick note aint that enough

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moore2come's picture

The owners are complete con artists. At this rate I'm predicting Pellegrini to quit in December once the bare faced lies are exposed.
Of course we're so used to them unable to keep their traps shut about any player this could in fact be a smokescreen, but is anyone willing to think Sully's that smart?

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andycarrollstyle's picture

I've no problem with him signing, as long as its on a Mido contract

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asheshammer's picture

remember that dribbler of Mido's? not sure it would even have gone in, but it was like a tortoise moving towards the keeper.

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Dicks is the man's picture

It would have beaten Karius.

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boogerscaravan's picture

I'd take him on a pay as you play deal until he proves his fitness and stops all this injury shizzle..........

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asheshammer's picture

reports club by club fianaces. Only Arsenal, Leicester, Manure and Spurs had greater profit than West Ham in the last accounts. Profit before taxes: £43M. Turnover was £182M and TV income was £119M.

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Changing the subject, check out the "West Ham 5 shot challenge" Antonio was class.

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asheshammer's picture

Last season was a bust for him. Probably rushed back too quickly. Top quality player if he's fit.

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Personally I can't see why some people are wanting him sold and labelling him injury prone! I agree with you ashes, quite possibly a rushed comeback.

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andycarrollstyle's picture

Antonios got a great shot on him! Hope he is fit next season and stays with the club, want to see him back to his best

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cast iron's picture

And Reid and Cresswell, Antonio, Obiang so he did not do to bad think he played 30 odd games last season and if we sign him looks like he will be playing more games tan Lazini and with him out till Christmas we will need another playmaker

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mcbikeman's picture

May well force the board to rethink on this...injury prone or not he will be available on a free and clearly we are going to need Two new bodies in centre/att midfield now.....and hopefully it knocks the link of ya ya to us on the head

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