Wilshere is a risk worth taking for West Ham United

West Ham United are closing in on the signing of midfielder Jack Wilshere, according to club insider ExWHUemployee.

What’s the word?

Ever since the England international announced that he was going to be leaving Arsenal this summer, speculation went into overdrive regarding his potential destination.

Various clubs from England and abroad have been touted in the media as possible suitors, and now it seems that a conclusion could be reached soon.

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West Ham insider ExWHUemployee took to Twitter to reveal that a recent text message he received was regarding news that the club are on the verge of agreeing a deal for Wilshere.

The transfer itself will not cost the Hammers any money due to the fact that the midfielder is now a free agent, but there would have been a discussion about wages and bonuses etc.

Is this a good idea?

Manuel Pellegrini will be taking a risk if the deal goes through mainly because of Wilshere’s injury history.

The 26-year-old has had some terrible luck in the past, which has seen him spend lengthy spells on the sidelines.

West Ham have experienced injury problems of their own within the squad – namely Andy Carroll – therefore adding another frustration is less than ideal.

However, Wilshere came through last season relatively unscathed and when fit he could be an influential figure in the middle of the park.

He will also have a point to prove and an added desire to win back a place in the England squad.