On-loan at Bournemouth from Arsenal, Jack Wilshere is the subject of interest from AC Milan once again after it was reported that the Italian giants are looking to follow up their loan-interest from last summer with a potential permanent move next time around.
AC Milan look set to revive their interest in Jack Wilshere and are eyeing a permanent move for the midfielder for the 2017-18 campaign. The Rossoneri were heavily linked with the 24-year-old prior to his loan move to Bournemouth and after some solid performances from the midfielder off-late, the Daily Star reported that they maybe interested once again.
Milan are creating waves in the Serie A once again with some stellar performances this season that has seen them occupy third place in the table. Part of their remarkable growth has been down to some good and talented centre-midfielders doing the job for them in the middle of the park in the form of Fernandez Suso, Giacomo Bonaventura and Manuel Locatelli who have all scored 8 goals and assisted 8 between them in the Italian top flight this season.
And with them potentially in the reckoning for European places this term, it is no surprise Vincenzo Montella is already eyeing possible additions like that of Wilshere to strengthen their squad for the 2017-18 campaign. And with the 24-year-old expressing doubts over his Arsenal future in recent weeks, even he may begin to look forward to joining the erstwhile European giants.
After an injury-prone start to life at Bournemouth, Wilshere is getting back into the thick of action having registered three 90 minute games since returning from the sidelines. Moreover, he has grown into Eddie Howe’s style of play bringing his own flavour, speed, skill and vision that has proved to be a crucial aspect of some of the club’s better performances off-late.
Since moving to the South Coast, Wilshere has moved from strength to strength. Howe has carefully managed his fitness as he sought to put his awful injury record behind him. Under the coach’s watch, Wilshere has now established himself as a key player at the club.
There has been no questioning the midfielder’s talent and ability but it was his continuing trials and tribulations with fitness that many believed would hold the player back. That said, despite the number of injury disappointments, the England international has been mentally strong to fashion a comeback every single time and return with the similar level of performances that made him such a hot prospect in the continent when he first burst on to the scene.
Speaking about the level of work put into Wilshere’s growth and development at the club, Howe stated that,“We worked very hard with him when he first came, in training not to overload him with work and on game-time to ease him into 90 minutes. We didn’t want to demand too much of him too early. Hopefully we’ve got that balance right and we’re at a stage now where he can tolerate that load.”
“I think the proof is in the pudding in terms of what you see out there. With or without the ball his work ethic is great. He was running for 90 or 95 minutes today [in Bournemouth’s victory against Stoke]. He was running and pressing and trying to stop balls coming into our box.”