Jack Wilshere has the ability to help Newcastle progress next season

As reported by The Star, Newcastle United are one of the sides interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on a free transfer this summer.

What’s the story?

Wilshere still hasn’t signed a new deal at the Gunners, with his current contract set to expire at the end of the month. That makes him one of the hottest free agents in the Premier League.

The Star report that Newcastle are one of the teams interested in his signature, rivalling the likes of West Ham United and Everton.

The paper say that his departure from Arsenal hinges on talks with new boss Unai Emery.

The player was previously reported to be earning as much as £110,000 at the club. Can Newcastle convince him his future lies in the north east?

Would he be a good signing for Newcastle?

There may be question marks around Wilshere to compete at the level Arsenal are looking for in the future, but he has more than enough quality to make an impact at the London Stadium.

Coming into his prime years as a player, the midfielder appears to have put most of injury issues behind him, making 38 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions in 2017/18.

Under Rafa Benitez he can find new confidence away from the furious glare of life at Arsenal and be given the attacking midfield responsibility that his leadership skills can thrive on.

He can be the kind of signing that allows Newcastle to make progress in the top half of the table next term.