West Ham are willing to continue paying a part of Jack Wilshere’s wages to ensure he is able to secure a move away from the club this summer.
Wilshere joined the Hammers in July 2018 on a free transfer after seeing his contract with Arsenal expire.
It was hoped that a fresh start would help the midfielder put his injury problems behind him. That has not been the case though, with Wilshere managing just 18 appearances in his two years at the London Stadium.
A groin injury caused him to miss 22 games last season, a campaign in which he started just four games in all competitions.
West Ham ‘desperate’ to part ways
And the Hammers are now looking to move Wilshere on after growing frustrated at his lack of availability. That is according to a report in the Times (via the Daily Mail), who say the London club are actively looking to remove him from their books.
One option West Ham are considering is buying Wilshere out of his deal, which has one-year left to run.
If they don’t manage to do that though, the Hammers are also willing to continue paying some of his wages to make sure he seals a switch away.
Wilshere’s £100,000 a week are likely to cause interested clubs to hesitate over making an offer. His fitness issues means teams won’t be willing to pay him such a sizable wage.
But the Hammers will negate those concerns by ‘making up the difference’ in regard to his wages as they attempt to encourage clubs to come in for the 28-year-old.
The report also suggests that West Ham feel helping Wilshere to avoid taking a dramatic pay-cut will motivate him to leave.
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