Fulham are interested in signing England midfielder Jack Wilshere on a free transfer should he decided to leave Arsenal, according to a report in the Daily Star.
The 26 year-old’s contract expires at the end of the month and it remains to be seen whether new Arsenal boss Unai Emery will be keen to keep Wilshere at the Emirates. The creative midfielder has made 197 first-team appearances in his decade with the Gunners, but has been troubled by a succession of injuries lately that scuppered his bid to make Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the World Cup in Russia.
Fulham would face stiff competition to land Wilshere with the new West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini eager to bring the midfielder to east London. Pellegrini has been a long-term admirer of Wilshere’s ability, having previously tried to sign him for Manchester City during the Chilean’s previous spell in English football, and the Hammers would have the resources to put together an attractive wage package.
There are no shortage of suitors for the talented midfielder, however, and the Star suggests that Fulham would be joined in the hunt for the free agent by the likes of Everton, Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Whites might old a trump card by virtue of their London location, but the possibility of any deal rests on whether Wilshere ultimately looks for pastures new at the end of the month.