Serie A club Genoa are preparing to offer West Ham United midfielder Jack Wilshere a lifeline, according to Corriere dello Sport.
The Hammers are considering paying off the maestro as they look to raise funds to help their own recruitment before the window closes (The Times).
Wilshere is paid £100,000-a-week (The Sun) and has a year to run on his existing deal at the London Stadium.
The 28-year-old has struggled with injury problems throughout his career and his luck hasn’t changed at West Ham.
Since arriving in East London from Arsenal in 2018, Wilshere has played just 18 times for the Hammers and it appears David Moyes is keen to move him out.
It represents a real blow for Wilshere who is now fit after spending over 350 days ruled out through injury during his time at West Ham.
Moyes has a plethora of midfield options to call upon and he would dearly love to bolster his ranks both at the back and upfront if he could raise the funds.
Genoa don’t seem to be put off with Wilshere’s injury problems and might need to offer the player a contract similar to the one he is on at West Ham.
The Hammers may opt to pay a small percentage of Wilshere’s wages in order to offload him quicker and that might be must to the ears of Genoa.
The man with 34 England caps boasts 182 Premier League appearances to his name spread across time with Arsenal, Bournemouth and the Hammers.
TBR View – Last chance saloon for Wilshere
Heading to Genoa might prove to be a final chance for the midfielder to prove he can stay fit.
Nobody picks up injuries on purpose and you have to feel somewhat sorry for Wilshere.
There is still a decent player in there somewhere though and a move to Serie A might suit the player.
His combative style could suit the Italian approach and he’d be joining a decent-sized club in Genoa.
Moving abroad might prove to be ideal for Wilshere and it’s an opportunity he should grasp with both hands.