AC MILAN BATTLE BOURNEMOUTH FOR JACK WILSHERE
AC Milan have been linked to Arsenal’s player Jack Wilshere for long but with the move of the player to Bournemouth on loan, a permanent deal seemed feasible.
However, reports in Italy claim that Milan want to renew their interest in the player at the end of the season. Before the move to Bournemouth, the Milan-based club were in pole position to sign Wilshere but Coach Arsene Wenger seemed to prefer a local option short-term arrangement to watch the player.
There were reported interests from West Ham, and Roma aside Milan’s. Wilshere has had an influence at Bournemouth since his move but a return to the Emirates seems unlikely. Wilshere has not scored a goal – though he has hit the post four times – or made an assist but his stats have been decent at Bournemouth. This is probably the reason AC Milan want to make a swoop for the player.
Daily Star say AC Milan would make a move for the player during the summer as Arsenal would be forced to make a decision on the player who would have just a year on his deal. Wilshere has prospered under coach Eddie Howe at Bournemouth as his injury tendencies have been better managed.
“We worked very hard with him when he first came, in training not to overload him with work and on game-time to ease him into 90 minutes. We didn’t want to demand too much of him too early. Hopefully, we’ve got that balance right and we’re at a stage now where he can tolerate that load,” Howe said.
Wilshere was spectacular for Bournemouth in the game against Stoke, and it might help the player decide against a move to Italy when he seems to be in good form at Bournemouth.