Leeds United presenter Joe Wainman has been sharing his thoughts on the possibility of the Yorkshire club making a move to sign Jack Wilshere before the upcoming January transfer window.
This comes after Wainman recently uploaded a video onto his YouTube channel where he spoke about a number of topics concerning Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
After Leeds Live shared an article that contained five players Leeds could potentially sign on a free transfer before January, with one of them being Wilshere, Wainman had this to say on the possibility of the club making a move to sign the Englishman.
He said: “It’s guff, it’s lies. There’s no way Leeds United move for Jack Wilshere, for me – definitely not, he’s broken.
“We already have a part-broken midfielder in Adam Forshaw, they’re not going to bring in Jack Wilshere.
“I found it very strange that it was actually being reported that we could move for Jack Wilshere, I think it’s total guff and I can’t see it happening.”
TIF Thoughts on Joe Wainman’s comments on a potential Leeds move for Wilshere…
Given how Wilshere has a very significant injury record to his name, it’s understandable why Wainman doesn’t believe Leeds would be interested in bringing the former Arsenal and West Ham United midfielder to Elland Road, even on a potential free transfer.
It should be noted that the report from Leeds Live appears to be merely suggestive of a move for Wilshere, rather than claiming the club have made moves or shown interest in the 29-year-old.
Would you take Jack Wilshere on a free transfer?
Despite his injury record, the fact that Wilshere has a total of 182 Premier League games under his belt shows that he has a decent amount of experience playing in the top division, which could make him a valuable figure in the dressing room, especially for some of Leeds’ younger players such as Jamie Shackleton and Joe Gelhardt.
In our view, even though Leeds only have Mateusz Klich, Adam Forshaw and Shackleton in their current squad that predominantly play in the central-midfield position, perhaps adding Wilshere on a free transfer wouldn’t be a smart option if his injury issues would prevent him from playing a decent amount of games.