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Hammers have zero interest in free agent

Jack Wilshere’s hopes of landing a West Ham gig remains the longest of longshots – indeed a non starter.

Reports have emerged over the last few days that Manuel Pellegrini wants the player and would love him to become his Manuel Lanzini replacement.

Indeed one report – in a notorious red top -went as far as to claim: ‘Irons boss Manuel Pellegrini is a big admirer of Wilshere and the Hammers have told the ace they want to build a team around him.’

They add that Wilshere – who becomes a free agent at the end of the month – would prefer to stay in London but Wolves, Everton and Newcastle are all understood to be interested.

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The truth, however, is that the Hammers, following their Andy Carroll experience,  are totally disinterested in adding another player to the squad with a horrendous injury record.

He has already rejected a £100,000k a week offer from Arsenal to remain at the Emirates and the Hammers would offer nothing near that figure given his injury history even were they tempted to make a move.

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7 comments on “Hammers have zero interest in free agent

  1. this transfer window is all about improving our first team …i get that, and i’m of course all for it .but jack wllshere might not improve our fist team but to have him on our bench…wow….for free…….we will regret this decision.like we did when he went to Bournemouth instead of us and when we could of got him at the start of last season , and he was excellent in europe for arsenal last year…for free…..for free…..for free….

  2. I think jack wilshire is a top top baller, but his injuries have been horrendous…..too risky for me in all honesty ….if we had the squad of players that could cover for him being out injured ( as Arsenal have ) it’d be worth a shout, but history tells us to steer well clear of him …..one injury next season especially in the important midfield role could DOOM us ….I like the guy but it’s a big thumbs down from me said with a heavy heart !

  3. Last season Wilshere made 38 appearances. More than any west Ham midfielder. Make of that what you will but could it be he’s learnt to manage his game so as to prevent injury? All i know is that he is a fantastic attacking, creative player and a great outlet for defenders as he always wants the ball. I think i’d be inclined to give him a chance.

  4. He would be a great signing his injuries are behind him and he wants to come plus he is a free agent so the fee wou!d cover the wages..stupid not getting him imo

    • 👍 100% fella.
      Being a freebie I would have thought Sully would be all over this. Perhaps it’s down to Manny?

  5. At £5mil a year in wages (Not accounting for signing bonus), probably worth the risk…..

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