Roma are interested in taking Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on loan for a season, but they have their own conditions.
I Giallorossi have joined rivals Juventus in the race to sign England international Jack Wilshere on loan this summer. The midfielder is far down the pecking order as he has to compete with Granit Xhaka, Santi Cazorla, Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin. He was marked for great things by the club, but constant injuries and off-field indiscretions have hampered his career and its progress.
The Telegraph report that Roma are interested in bringing Wilshere to the Stadio Olimpico on loan this season, but have a problem regarding his wages. They would only like to take him on loan should the Gunners pay a portion of his wages. Should this move go through, he would be joining fellow Arsenal loanee Wojciech Szczesny, who has been on loan at Roma for the past year.
Along with Juventus, Celtic and Valencia are both reportedly interested in taking the midfielder on loan. Valencia have lost Andre Gomes to Barcelona, while Brendan Rodgers’s style of play might suit the Englishman. But the physicality of the the Scottish League may prove a step too far for the notoriously injury-prone Wilshere. He earns a reported £90,000 a week and that puts Roma in a difficult situation. It is yet to be seen whether Arsenal would be willing to pay a portion of Wilshere’s wages for the remainder of the season should he move to Roma.
If Wilshere is ever going to realise his potential, he needs to play regularly for a whole season without getting injured, and it doesn’t seem like it will ever happen in the English league. If the move to Roma does go through, it will give him the opportunity to develop his game and come back to Arsenal a stronger player.