Arsenal legend, Ray Parlour, has urged Jack Wilshere to make a move into the Championship with Bournemouth after reports emerged he was set to leave West Ham.
Wilshere is set to see his contract terminated by the Hammers, as they look to move on the former Arsenal from what has been a nightmare spell in east London.
Things have just not worked out for Wilshere with the Hammers. The midfielder has played just 16 games in a two-year spell with the club as he has once again struggled with injuries and form.
And Parlour, who was speaking to Talksport, suggested that Bournemouth might be the club for Wilshere.
“The ideal club would be Bournemouth where he had that spell on loan. Whether they could do a deal and get him in there… I think he did okay at Bournemouth. He was quite influential in that midfield area and he played on a regular basis at that time.”
Bournemouth could be an option but they are now managed by Jason Tindall after Eddie Howe left the club in the summer.
Furthermore, the former England man was said to be on huge wages with the Hammers. A drop in salary, then, would surely need to be negotiated and agreed upon for Wilshere to make a move back to the south coast.
Parlour has a point but it’s a risky one for Bournemouth – TBR View
On the surface, a move to the Cherries would make sense. It’s a good club, looking to bounce back and has a talented enough squad to be competing high up the Championship.
They’ve also lost a few players in key areas, meaning Wilshere could well be a player who plays a starring role.
The issue is that his record with injuries and actually playing is so bad, it would be a massive gamble for Bournemouth. It would need to be one a deal to suit the club and potentially, even a pay as you play type deal.
It’s a shame for Wilshere but if he wishes to get going again, he might have to sacrifice a few things to get his career back on track.