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Wilshere suffers new setback

David Moyes has confirmed that Jack Wilshere rolled his ankle in training on Tuesday so missed out on the League Cup through injury last night.

Wilshere has been linked to a move to Italian Seria A club Genoa or the MLS in recent weeks and last week the the Daily Mail claimed that West Ham are in discussions with the midfielder to cancel his contract by mutual consent.

The 28-year-old joined the Hammers on a free transfer in the summer of 2018, after his contract had expired with Arsenal.  The 34-capped England international’s time at the London Stadium has been blighted by injuries.  Wilshere has made just 16 appearances for West Ham, racking up just one goal and one assist.

Last week David Moyes says he knows nothing about cancelling Jack Wilshere’s contract saying he had been good in training.

Asked about reports in a virtual pre-match press conference via Zoom the 57-year-old replied “He’s been fantastic in training. I know nothing about that, no.”

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

7 comments on “Wilshere suffers new setback

  1. It sounds like Jack Widhere should have his contract cancelled on medical grounds. He can’t start fit even when not playing. Sorry Jack but you are an expensive liability.

  2. No way! Surley not!! I can’t believe it!!! I could go on but that would be silly 🙂 Time to simply get rid of this guy – pay off at a special deal on a rediculous contract that should never have been passed in the first place. How astute businessmen agreed to that when taking him on is beyond me. Guess Pellegrini had his say and the owners were in awe of the Chilean failure.

    • Sadly, it seems we have to overpay in wages to encourage anyone to join us. See Tarkowski as an example. Doesn’t want to leave Burnley, they don’t want to sell him – “oh, we’ll double your wages, mate and sign you on a 5-year deal.” Madness. Luckily he stood his ground.
      I really hoped Wilshere would have worked out, but the lad’s just a liability. Whoever drew up that contract should never be allowed near negotiations again.

  3. I am not so sure about this – generally Moyes is honest – but in his first spell a couple of times he said that Sakho was injured – but later admitted that he had been told that Sakho was to leave in the Transfer window – so maybe Wiltshire did roll his ankle or maybe the owners didn’t want to risk an injury with someone (MLS perhaps?) being prepared to take him off our books – time will tell

  4. Another reminder for those who moan about David Moyes but welcomed big name Pellegrii with open arms!

    • Totally agree Graham. The same fans who expect us to be in the top four every season when we make one signing. DM is the man to take us forward as long as he is given time and support.

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