Arsenal midfield ace Jack Wilshere has joined AFC Bournemouth on a season-long loan deal.
The English midfield man was made available by Arsene Wenger a few days ago. Since then, reports claim that 22 clubs made approaches to sign the midfielder, but Bournemouth ended up coming out as top runners.
Jack Wilshere’s performances during the past few years have been greatly hindered by injuries, and Wenger is hoping that Bournemouth can help him regain his full fitness.
Sam Allardyce omitted the 24-year-old from his first ever England squad and it seems that Wilshere has fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal as well, with Granit Xhaka, Eleny, and Cazorla fighting for the same central midfield spot.
Wilshere’s last full match was in 2014, and he will be hoping to rediscover his form with Bournemouth.
Crystal Palace and Bournemouth both appeared as front-runners for Wilshere’s signature, but Bournemouth were the only club that offered to pay Jack’s £90,000-a-week wages, plus a £2 million loan fee.
Club’s Chief Executive, Neill Blake, spoke shortly after a deal between the two clubs was finalized.
He said: “Jack is a fantastic addition to the club. He is a player that needs no introduction and one that, quite rightly, our supporters will be excited to see in a Bournemouth shirt.
“He will bring a wealth of international and Premier League experience, so we are delighted to be able to welcome a player of his caliber to the club.”
Wilshere will become Bournemouth’s third acquisition of the summer, following Jordan Ibe and Lewis Cook.