Allardyce opens up about admiration for rumoured Everton target Jack Wilshere

Everton manager Sam Allardyce has been under intense scrutiny from the club’s fans due to the club’s recent results.

The experienced coach has had to field numerous questions about his future, but on this occasion he was required to speak about someone else.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was the topic of discussion, and it was interesting timing considering that the England international has been linked to the Merseyside outfit.

Earlier this month, the Daily Mail reported that the Toffees will be in the hunt for the 26-year-old’s signature this summer and are willing to offer him a signing-on bonus and a deal worth more than the £80,000-a-week salary tabled by Arsenal.

A handful of clubs could potentially be sniffing around Wilshere as his current contract at the Emirates will expire at the end of the season.

During an interview with talkSPORT, Allardyce did not give much away with regards to the club’s reported transfer pursuit of the midfielder, but he did express big admiration for the Englishman.

“I can’t comment on that, you’re not supposed to be talking about that! I’ve always admired him, oh yes. I’ve seen a big difference in Jack Wilshere recently, in his frame, in his body. He looks like he has really got the bit between his teeth. He looks a lot fitter than he was and he is leaner in his face. He looks like he’s had a real go off the field, with his diet and extra training, to overcome his injury problems and prove what a great player he is. Hopefully if he is over his problems, whether it’s Arsenal or another club, we all hope he has a long career ahead of him.”