Alex Bruce has tipped Jack Wilshere to transform his West Ham career after his recent return to fitness.
The former Premier League defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes the England international has the chance to prove the club should keep him ahead of the summer transfer window.
David Moyes revealed on Wednesday that the 28-year-old is back fit and available after his injury nightmare, stating he is already in “good condition” ahead of the prospective restart.
As revealed by Football Insider back in March, West Ham are looking to let the midfielder leave the London Stadium for nothing as transfer chief David Sullivan works on finding a buyer for him.
However, Bruce believes that Wilshere, who has played just eight times this season, could turn his fortunes around by proving his worth out on the pitch when the season resumes.
Asked if the West Ham ace now had a chance to save his career at the club, Bruce told Football Insider: “When you’ve got ability like Jack Wilshere has, of course.
“He can unlock any defence with his ability around the box, passing, assists, unlocking defences with his ability. As long as he can stay fit we’ve seen over the years what he’s capable of.
“That little bit of magic that Jack Wilshere has can be vital come the end of the season so I’m sure he’ll be a big plus if he’s fit.”
Moyes told the West Ham official site: “Jack Wilshere is another one who has got himself fit and in good condition recently, so we’re seeing signs of it.
“Jack will feel much better in himself for having come through the sessions we’ve put on and he’s needed it.”
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