David Moyes said that if Jack Wilshere was available in January, he’d be interested in bringing him to West Ham as they look to climb their way out of a relegation dogfight.
The Hammers are second from bottom as they prepare to play Arsenal on Wednesday night, and with the 25 year old’s future uncertain, the former Everton and Sunderland boss expressed his interest.
Wilshere is almost into the final 6 months of his current deal, and as yet no serious discussions have been held – although he did say he expected to sit down with Arsene Wenger for a serious chat in the near future.
Speaking on Tuesday, Moyes was asked about his transfer plans for next month and said he was looking for players who could do a job straight away.
“You’d hope that if you took a player from another Premier League club it’d be much easier for him to go right into the team and play well,” he said.
“Jack Wilshere would be someone who we’d have to look at if he was available.”
Last month the Arsenal manager said he wanted clarity over Wilshere’s situation before the transfer window opened.
“I said many times that would be decided in December,” he said.
“Do we want to clear it up before the January window? Yes.”
There’s now just under three weeks before that window opens, so it’s time to make a decision.
Wilshere could start his first Premier League game of the season tomorrow night, with Aaron Ramsey absent through injury.