Champions will offer £30million for Arsenal star
Manchester City are prepared to offer Arsenal around £30million for midfielder Jack Wilshere as their desire for English players look set to increase over the Summer.
Officials at the Etihad Stadium are very aware that the club do not have enough homegrown players in their squad and could face punishment from the Premier League if they don’t make drastic changes.
Currently, City only have four players who are English at their club. Joe Hart, James Milner, Frank Lampard and Richard Wright. However, three of those are set to leave at the end of the season.
Milner is leaving on a free with his contract expiring, Lampard is set to join New York City after his loan deal expires, whilst Wright will also be leaving on a free.
The reigning champions do have two English players out on loan in Micah Richards (Fiorentina) and Scott Sinclair (Aston Villa), but it’s believed both players want to leave permanently over the Summer.
If as expected this all happens, City will be left with just Hart as an English player and that is something they need to change.
They have been linked with signing Wilshere, Ross Barkley from Everton and Aaron Cresswell from West Ham United in order to boost up their numbers.
City’s top target is the Arsenal star and with £30m prepared to be offered, Arsene Wenger could be willing to sell after the 23-year-old suffered yet another injury hit season.
Wilshere was showing great form at the beginning of the season, but yet another long-term layoff saw him miss the remainder of the campaign.
Only recently has Wilshere been back in the match-day squad.
According to reports, Wenger is reluctant to sell the England international due to his age and potential role in the first-team in the next few years.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles