According to reports from Football Fancast, Newcastle United are in pole position to acquire the services of Jack Wilshere.
Jack Wilshere burst into the scene for Arsenal as a fresh faced 16-year-old almost a decade ago now and many expected big things of the midfielder at the time, which was understandable given his wonderful talent.
Unfortunately though Wilshere has not come even close to fulfilling his potential and it now looks like Arsenal are set to get rid of their academy graduate this summer as he has only a year remaining on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium.
Despite his struggles at Arsenal though, Wilshere remains a quality player on his day and Newcastle United are said to have been planning to take a chance on the England international, with Rafael Benitez a keen admirer of his talent.
Now in an update to the story, claims are being made that Newcastle are currently favourites to acquire the services of Wilshere and there is a strong possibility that the former Bolton man could be plying his trade at St. James’ Park this season.
The details of a potential transfer have not been revealed as of yet but the Magpies could do certainly worse than sign Wilshere this summer, especially given their thin squad at the moment.