Juventus Reportedly Eye Jack Wilshere Amid New Arsenal Contract Rumours
According to John Cross in the Mirror, the Old Lady will be disappointed in their pursuit of the 26-year-old. Wilshere is prepared to commit his future to the Gunners despite the likelihood he will have to take a pay cut.
The midfielder’s current Arsenal deal expires at the end of the 2017-18 campaign meaning he is permitted to discuss and sign a pre-contract agreement with any foreign club who may be interested.
The England international has enjoyed a rare injury-free campaign this term and has benefitted with a long run in the Arsenal first team and a decent spell of form.
It is little surprise that Juve are interested in snapping him up for free in the summer.
Per Cross, Arsenal are only offering Wilshere new terms worth £90,000 a week—his current deal is worth £110,000 a week—but the playmaker is prepared to commit, likely in part due to the large incentives reportedly included in the deal.
Due to Wilshere’s injury record it seems reasonable for Arsenal to prepare a new deal that cuts his basic wage but will reward him should he stay fit and perform well.
His long spells on the sidelines during his career have prevented him from reaching his huge potential.
But, given he is still only 26, the Arsenal academy graduate still has a chance to prove his worth at the Emirates.
Arsenal have been plagued recently by ongoing contract issues with some of their key players.
Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez held off penning new terms for some time before the former committed to the club recently. However, the latter left for Manchester United in January in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Meanwhile, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain moved to Liverpool last summer having entered the final year of his deal in north London.
Despite the interest from Juve, though, it looks like Wilshere will remain at Arsenal and commit his future to the club, a move likely to be welcomed by Gunners fans.
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February 15, 2018 at 01:38AM