Everton are the latest club reportedly prepared to throw money at Jack Wilshere.
The Toffees are also allegedly planning on handing him a massive signing on bonus.
The 26-year-old and Arsenal appear to have reached an impasse when it comes to his new contract. The club have reportedly offered the midfielder a highly incentivised deal, which includes playing bonuses. And even though these could add up to the £120k-per-week he currently gets if he remains fit, Wilshere’s apparently not happy.
After the 2-0 win over Milan at the San Siro, Wilshere was pretty blunt when asked about his future at the club.
“Yeah, but things have changed since then and all I can tell you is that we are no closer to sorting anything out,” he told Standard Sport.
The way in which Arsene Wenger answers Wilshere-related questions has also changed. He’s gone from being positive to admitting that the England international is the party stalling on the new contract.
“It is progressing. The decision belongs to him,” Wenger said at the end of February. “At the end of the day you have to respect the decision of the player.
“Our desire is clear, is expressed, is numbered and after that, the player has to find satisfaction as well.”
With under three months left on his current deal, it’s no surprise that the likes of Milan, Juventus, Liverpool and now Everton are all being linked with him. Wilshere’s a solid player and, if they can sign him on a free, most European clubs would be happy to have him.
While I was sure Wilshere would stay at Arsenal in January, no matter what sort of deal was offered to him, I’m now not so certain.
According to the Telegraph, Theo Walcott, who signed for the Toffees for £20m in January, still earns £100k-per-week since his move to Merseyside. Would they be willing to offer Wilshere a similar amount or perhaps even more?
The Mail claim that, while Wilshere wants to stay at Arsenal, he’s unwilling to agree to the current off on the table and the club are unlikely to budge.
He’s reportedly keen to stay in the Premier League so Everton is an option.
Here are some other reasons why the fan favourite could be holding off on signing a new deal.