According to a report from Football.London, West Ham are desperate to sell Jack Wilshere this summer in order to get his massive salary off their books
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The 28-year-old has been incredibly disappointing for the Hammers since moving to the London Stadium on a free transfer in the summer of 2018.
Back in the day, Wilshere was an incredibly exciting talent. But his fragile body just hasn’t allowed him to fulfil his potential.
And the 34-capped England international faces a grim future with West Ham.
And that is a big shame. Because Manuel Pellegrini clearly rated the midfielder very highly indeed.
“If the injuries respect him, of course Jack can be a big player for us. He has a lot of quality and is now working very well. We hope, in the same way that when we bought him, that he can play [a full] season and of course that will change our team. I know this because I see him working every day.”
Football.London claims if the Hammers can move him on this summer, they will. Mainly because they want to get his £100,000 per week salary off their books.
Wilshere only has 13 months remaining on his current West Ham deal. So if the east London outfit could get a nominal fee for his services this summer, it would be a real bonus.
The former Arsenal man has made just 16 appearances for the Hammers in 22 months, racking up just one goal and one assist in the process (Transfermarkt).
And he has made just eight appearances for the east London outfit this season (Transfermarkt).
So it is quite clear to see that the 28-year-old has contributed very little to West Ham.
And selling him this summer is clearly the right call. Whether the Hammers will be able to do that, however, remains to be seen.