Crystal Palace ready to bid for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere in January

According to The Daily Mail, Roy Hodgson will look to sign Jack Wilshere for Crystal Palace in January, offering a new start for the injury ravaged England international.

What’s the Story?

Rouy Hodgson is keen to make Jack Wilshere has first signing as Crystal Palace manager in January. The former England boss was a keen supporter of the Arsenal man during his time in charge of the country and would frequently select the 25-year-old for international duty.

Now the incoming Palace manager is keen to hand Wilshere, who is valued at £16.2million by Transfermarkt, a lifeline to improve his injury ravaged career

How good was Wilshere last season?

In short, not very.

Many were shocked to see the England international head to Dorset last summer in a bid to pay some first team football. And many also felt that he would be the standout player in a Bournemouth team that is mostly made up of players who have spent a large part of their careers in lower league football.

However, Wilshere was wholly underwhelming for much of the season and once injuries started to creep back into his game, it put to bed yet another season for one of the unluckiest men in football.

Would Wilshere be a good signing for Crystal Palace?

This is a difficult question to answer, due to the fact that we arguably haven’t seen Jack Wilshere at his best for a number of years now. It will all be down to the 25-year-old’s body. If Hodgson can keep Wilshere fit and playing every week, it could well be one of the signings of the season.

However, if the Arsenal man succumbs to injuries once again, a repeat of his disappointing loan at Bournemouth could be on the cards.