David Moyes issued an intriguing response when asked whether he expects Jack Wilshere to remain at West Ham United beyond the end of the transfer window, in comments reported by Football London.
Wilshere has endured a torrid time since moving to the Hammers. He has made just six starts in the Premier League since his arrival in 2018.
And it appears that he may not get an opportunity to add to that tally.
The Daily Mail reported last week that West Ham were looking to cancel the final year of his £100,000-a-week contract.
It remains to be seen if an agreement can be reached. But when asked whether he expects Wilshere to still be an Irons player beyond the deadline, Moyes had an interesting response.
“I don’t know, I don’t know,” he said, as reported by Football London.
“Just wait and see, won’t we.”
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The response is arguably particularly intriguing because of Moyes’s answer last week when asked about the possibility of cancelling Wilshere’s contract.
While the West Ham boss did not quash the suggestion that the England international could leave entirely, he did insist that he knew nothing about the possibility of his contract being cancelled (via Football London). He also suggested that he had ‘really enjoyed working with him’.
It does look potentially telling that Moyes is not downplaying the idea of Wilshere leaving.
Unfortunately, his time at the London Stadium has simply not worked out. And, while he clearly has the talent to get his career back on track, he has not been able to catch the break that would allow him to rediscover his previous form.