AFC Bournemouth have agreed a short-term deal with former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere.
The 29-year-old had been training with the club as he looked to regain fitness after leaving West Ham last year and has impressed Jason Tindall enough for the Cherries boss to award him with a short-term contract.
Wilshere had a loan spell with Bournemouth during the 2016/2017 Premier League season, making 27 appearances as they finished ninth – the highest finish in the club’s history – and he becomes their first signing of the January window.
The deal is expected to be confirmed in the next 24 hours.
«It’s great to see him back,» Sky Sports News‘ Ade Oladipo told Good Morning Transfers.
«He’s had his injuries for a long time now it seems. He played well in his loan spell at Bournemouth. I think he will do a good job for them as they look to return to the Premier League.
«He can still do stuff, he’s only 29, and still has a lot to offer. If he stays fit, there is a top-quality player there. Good luck to him.»
Wilshere joined West Ham from Arsenal on a three-year deal in 2018, hoping to resurrect his injury-plagued career but played only 19 times in all competitions as groin and ankle injuries limited his game time.
The former England international, who last played for his country at the 2016 European Championship, made 197 appearances for Arsenal and won the FA Cup twice.
The winter transfer window opens on Saturday January 2 and closes on Monday February 1.
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