With reports in the Mirror that Arsenal rebuffed an offer for Jack Wilshere from Serie A side Sampdoria worth £6m plus add ons, speculation has been fuelled that the England international midfielder is indeed up for sale and the club are willing to entertain offers. What Are the Odds looks at where Wilshere may up end up when the window slams shut.
7/2 (4.50) is still the price on Sampdoria upping their offer to meet the expected valuation of the player, with Wilshere still only being 25-years old, the market value is currently way off what Arsenal are likely to accept.
The favourites on the other hand are likely to be a more attractive option for Jack Wilshere who spent all of last season on-loan at Premier League Bournemouth, and remaining in the top-flight of England is likely to be a priority for the midfielder.
West Ham United are 7/4 (2.75) to get their man, and it wouldn’t be a shock to see it done, considering the Hammers are busy recruiting new faces like Joe Hart and Pablo Zabaleta, while a £24m bid for Marko Arnautović has been agreed. It's also reported that Wilshere is keen to join West Ham (his boyhood club) and the Hammers could be prepared to bid around £20m to land him.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe reportedly said weeks back that Wilshere won’t be returning next season, likely due to wage demands, however Sky Bet are still backing the seaside club at 10/1 (11.0). The midfielder’s spell at Bournemouth ended on a bit of a whimper due to injury which is likely to have left a mooted mood around returning to the club this summer for a second-time.
Crystal Palace had interest last summer in taking Wilshere on-loan, but ultimately opted for the Cherries instead. Now with new boss Frank de Boer at the helm could the former Ajax boss fancy Wilshere as part of his midfield ahead of the new season? 10/1 (11.0) suggests it’s unlikely, but it would only need some interest to get the price tumbling, so it may be one to watch.
Two newly-promoted clubs Huddersfield Town at 16/1 (17.0) and Newcastle United at 22/1 (23.0) are also worth consideration. The Terriers are a definite outside punt if there ever was one, the club are upwardly mobile and manager David Wagner is building himself quite the reputation in England. However, a move to newly-promoted club could be one step too far down for a player, that when fit and in-form, is considered one of the very best English midfielders out there.
AC Milan also wanted Jack Wilshere last summer on-loan and although no interest has seemingly been expressed this time round, odds of 25/1 (26.0) are on-offer from the Rossoneri.
Probability of Jack Wilshere's next club
|Next Club||Jack Wilshere Transfer Odds||Probability|
|West Ham United||7/4||33.33%|