Crystal Palace legend Clinton Morrison has urged the club to bring in Jack Wilshere from Arsenal with the midfield man yet to agree to a contract extension with the Gunners ahead of its expiration this summer.
At 26, Wilshere has gone from being a bright, young talent to a player at something of a career crossroads, following the news that Arsene Wenger is set to leave The Emirates. Whilst he has managed to make in excess of 30 appearances in red and white over the course of the 2017/18 campaign, the lack of certainty over his place in the club’s long-term first-team plans has led to some butting of heads over the terms of the deal that Arsenal have put on the table.
Despite his well-documented injury problems, former Eagles striker Morrison is a huge fan of Wilshere’s technical ability and clearly feels that he could work wonders at Palace, if he is able to remain injury-free and play regularly at Selhurst Park.
Of course, the relationship that boss Roy Hodgson already has with Wilshere would likely go some way towards convincing the Arsenal man that a switch made sense but with his wage demands sure to be on the high side, no one can be 100% sure of the board’s willingness to accommodate his wishes alongside a number of other high earners.
With Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s future still up in the air and Yohan Cabaye also out of contract this summer, we will almost certainly be in the market for central midfielders between now and August but in Jack Wilshere, the club are presented with a player who has numerous positives and negatives next to their name.
Is he good enough to play regularly for us when he’s on his game? Of course. Does that mean the club will take Clinton’s advice and make a concrete offer to him this summer? I’m still far from convinced.