Three reasons Everton must forget Jack Wilshere and sign Christoph Kramer instead

According to reports in The Times on March 16, Everton are reportedly ready to offer Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere a huge £8m sign-on fee to convince him to move to Goodison Park.

The England international’s contract at the Emirates Stadium is due to expire at the end of the season and while The Times says that the 26-year-old’s preference is to stay in north London, the two parties aren’t close to an agreement with Arsenal offering a reduced wage worth £80,000-a-week with extra bonus incentives.

It remains to be seen whether Wilshere will eventually back down, but if not he will be a free agent this summer and it appears as though the Toffees are ready to make a big play to bring him to Merseyside to strengthen their side.

He could end up replacing Morgan Schneiderlin in the XI, with the Frenchman falling from grace since an impressive start to his Everton career in the second-half of the 2016/17 campaign, coming under huge criticism from his own fans and being left out of the starting line-up by manager Sam Allardyce in recent weeks.

The 63-year-old manager shouldn’t put all of his eggs into one basket for Wilshere though, and there are plenty of other players across European football that could prove to be an upgrade in that position, including Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder and 2014 World Cup finalist Christoph Kramer, who is rated at £12.6m according to Transfermarkt.

Here are three reasons Everton should forget Wilshere and sign the Germany international instead…