As reported by The Sun, Newcastle United are ready to step up their interest in Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere this summer, with the England international coming to terms with the fact he’ll be leaving the Gunners.
Rafa Benitez will of course be keen to strengthen this summer, with his squad lacking proven top-flight quality, and Wilshere appears to fit the bill.
Although injury problems have blighted his career, he showed last season he can play consistently in the Premier League, making 27 appearances on loan at Bournemouth before suffering a leg fracture.
With The Sun reporting he is now fit and ready to go for the season ahead, he could be the perfect addition to the Magpies, who were let down by captain and midfielder Jonjo Shelvey on Sunday, highlighting they need improvement in the middle of the park.
Newcastle fans certainly seen keen on signing up the England international and took to Twitter to share their excitement about the potential deal…
Jack Wilshere could be a superstar in our team by the way. Just saying. #NUFC
— Toon In Toon Out (@toonintoonout) August 13, 2017
If the rumours are true about Wilshere to Newcastle, great signing! Quality player when he's not in an Ambulance #nufc
— Mark (@Minshy86) August 13, 2017
I would be buzzing if we could get wilshere #nufc
— MatthewHunter (@_MatthewHunter1) August 13, 2017
— Andrew Neill (@andrewsneill) August 13, 2017
I'd take Perez and Wilshere on loan with views to buy permanently #NUFC
— Ryan (@Ryan_NUFC99) August 13, 2017
Based on what I saw today (pre-Shelvey snap) if we manage to get Perez and Wilshere we should be in decent shape. #nufc
— Alex Catto (@AlexCatto_) August 13, 2017
— David W. Duffy (@Olucaron) August 13, 2017
If the toon were to sign jack Wilshere I'd be absolutely buzzing ⚫️⚪️ #NUFC
— Terry Martin (@T_martin_11) August 13, 2017