Transfer Balls: Wilshere gets to Arsenal deal as Manchester City scramble for Pogba
Transfer Balls: The Sun says Manchester City will try to buy Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere if they fail with a bid to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus.
City are desperate to land the French star but Juventus want a whopping £71million while Barcelona and Real Madrid are also interested.
Pogba to City seems a longshot. The Sun adds:
Arsenal midfielder Wilshere is on a list of possible alternatives drawn up by City director of football Txiki Begiristain if they cannot get Pogba, 22.
But they won’t get Wilshere.
Pellegrini is a huge fan of Wilshere, 23, and the fact he is English is another major plus. But City fear the Gunners will want at least £40m. The England star is aware of their interest and ideally wants to stay at Arsenal — but only if he is playing regularly.
Of course Wilshere is aware of the interest – the story is being played out in the media. And the bit about him staying at Arsenal if he gets more games is straight out of his agent’s Press Briefings Handbook.
So he will seek assurances he will get the game time he craves before committing to a new deal at the Emirates.
No. He will seek more money – in football terms, the pay packet dictates the hierachy in the changing room. Indeed, the Independent says Arsenal cheerleader Wilshere will get “a new five-year contract that doubles his current wage” to £100,000-a-week.
Which leaves City scrambling for top English talent.