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Irons £9.6m problem “impossible” to solve

Jack Wilshere’s departure from West Ham is proving almost impossible to sort out.

The Hammers would love to find a way of moving the player on after watching his make just 14 appearances in two years which works out at around £600,00 a game over two years of a contract worth £9.6 million.

A loan deal would is the most obvious possibility rather than a probability, with clubs fighting shy of paying even a remote part of his wages given his super rare appearances.

It was of course a disastrous signing and there is also no realistic chance of the club arriving at a compensation figure for him with a London Stadium insider making it clear  the club will almost certainly have to live with the situation.

He told ClaretandHugh exclusively by e mail: “It goes without saying we would like to sort something out but as things stand it will be very difficult with clubs in problematical financial situation. We are likely to see him finish his contract at West Ham!”

Even ahead of the world health crisis the Irons were finding it difficult to get much paid on previously injured loan targets with Sporting Kansas City contributing only around £10,000 a week towards Wiston Reid’s reported £80k a week wages.

And what makes that even worse that the the New Zealander has three years left on his current d

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon