Wolves are the latest club to target Jack Wilshere, after confirming their promotion to the Premier League, joining a number of a top clubs with an interest in the 26-year-old.
John Cross of the Mirror writes that Wolves are trying to snap the midfielder up this summer. Everton have reportedly made him a big offer, and Liverpool and Manchester City are following developments. Juventus and AC Milan are also tracking the situation from Italy.
Arsene Wenger told his pre-West Ham press conference that he doesn’t have any updates on the midfielder’s contract at this stage, but he still hopes he’ll sign an extension.
“I cannot give you any news,” Wenger said. “I can just update you by saying he has not signed. He has an offer, we want him to stay and I hope at some stage he will sign it.”
The boss then went on to say he expects a decision before the World Cup, but there’s no deadline set for the offer on the table.
Wenger says no deadline has been set for Wilshere to sign a new deal but he expects a decision before the World Cup.
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) April 19, 2018
Personally, I have doubts about the truth of Everton’s “offer”. Technically, English clubs aren’t allowed to approach Wilshere until May, or else they’re risking being found guilty of tapping up.
Of course, tapping up goes on all the time in reality, I just don’t think you’d want to leak your illegitimate offer to the press. There’s not much to gain from doing so.
As for Wolves’ interest, that certainly seems like a realistic possibility. Promotion to the Premier League will give the club a much larger wage budget, and they’ll want to sign a few experienced players to help ensure they don’t immediately drop back down next season. You’d think Wilshere would want to aim a bit higher though.