In Focus: West Ham interest in Wilshere makes sense, but only at the right price

As reported in an exclusive by The Sun, West Ham United are ready to spend big to land Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, who is currently on loan at Bournemouth.

What’s the story?

With just over a year left on his current deal at the Emirates, the future of Jack Wilshere at the Gunners is very much in doubt.

The Sun reckon West Ham are ready to capitalise on that and are willing to table a £30m bid for the English midfielder with initial interest already noted with the Gunners.

The paper reports that approaches have already been made with ‘feelers out’ on a potential switch to the London Stadium, which haven’t been rebuffed.

Is he the right man to help kickstart an era of success at the Irons?

Worth the cash?

It’s true that West Ham could do with midfield reinforcements this summer, especially in the wake of star man Dimitri Payet’s move to France. However, at the reported £30m, a move for Jack Wilshere doesn’t appear to offer fantastic value.

The Englishman hasn’t had an amazing season at Bournemouth, scoring zero goals and having contributed just two assists. He also hasn’t started at the Cherries since February despite being fully fit. If he can’t get into Eddie Howe’s team, is he really worth that sort of money to West Ham United?

There are never any guarantees when it comes to Wilshere and while his next move may very well be a successful one, there are likely more safe bets out there for Slaven Bilic and the Hammers, especially when approaching those sorts of figures.