According to reports in The Mirror, Everton have already made an offer for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, who fears he may have to his boyhood club this summer as they don’t share the same commitment that he does.
Well, The Mirror says that while Wilshere is desperate to stay at the Emirates Stadium beyond when his contract expires at the end of the season, the fact that the north London outfit have asked him to take a pay cut from his current £110,000-a-week to a £90,000-a-week deal with incentive bonuses has not gone down well with the 26-year-old.
The Mirror says that Arsenal are refusing to budge and it means that the England international will already be considering other options, with the Toffees already making an offer to bring him to Goodison Park this summer.
The report adds that Juventus and AC Milan have also stepped up their interest in bringing the midfielder to Serie A, while Liverpool and Manchester City are closely watching developments, too.
Following a loan spell with Bournemouth last term and after finding Premier League starts hard to come by for Arsenal earlier in the current campaign, it seemed as though he would be on his way out.
However, he has become more of a key player in recent months both in the top flight and the Europa League, with the north London outfit now ready to keep him at the Emirates – albeit on reduced terms.
He certainly would be, yes.
While Wilshere has struggled with injury previously, he has shown the qualities that he has for Arsenal in recent months and there is no doubt about the natural ability that he has.
The only question mark would be where he would fit in at Goodison Park, given the Merseyside outfit already have the likes of Idrissa Gueye, Wayne Rooney, Morgan Schneiderlin, James McCarthy and Tom Davies in the middle of the park.
It would seem as though the Toffees need a stronger and more physical type – the fans want Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi to replace Schneiderlin – in midfield rather than a player like Wilshere, although perhaps the club may be looking at adding two players in that area.