According to the Evening Standard, Jack Wilshere is on the verge of signing a three-year contract extension at Arsenal.
The midfielder, 26, only has six weeks of his current deal left to run but has finally agreed on terms after protracted negotiations that have run for the best part of 18 months.
After an injury-hit couple of seasons, and a year on loan at Bournemouth, Wilshere returned to the Emirates last summer and went on to make 38 appearances in all competitions.
It wasn’t enough to earn him a place in England’s World Cup squad – Gareth Southgate cited a dip in form at the end of the season – but he showed flashes of the talent that saw him break into the first team a decade ago.
The Standard report that Wilshere will earn around £100,000 a week and that the contract continues to be performance incentivised, although he has to complete fewer minutes and appearances to trigger his maximum payment.
Good news for Jack. It’ll be interesting to see how he’s utilised by whoever replaces Arsene Wenger.