Frank McAvennie has slaughtered the West Ham board for their decision to sign Jack Wilshere who is “past his best”.
The former Hammers striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that the club are paying the 28-year-old to do nothing but insisted you cannot blame the player.
The midfielder, once touted for a move to Barcelona, has struggled with injury since he arrived at the London Stadium in 2018, as he has done at each of his previous clubs.
Wilshere, who has made just two Premier League starts last season, has one year remaining on his contract with the Irons.
McAvennie compared the central-midfielder to former Hammer Andy Carroll who was also blighted by injury while at the London club.
“I cannot believe the situation with Wilshere,” he told Football Insider.
“He is a really talented boy but he is not playing. It is like Andy Carroll. You are just paying somebody money and not getting any off him.
“You cannot blame the player. It is the board of directors fault. They should not have signed him.
“He has not played and he is past his best. A wonderful player and a wonderful talent and the injuries are not his fault but it is one of them.”
It is now widely reported that David Moyes deems the former England international surplus to requirements and will look to sell him to make room on the wage bill for other signings.
Wilshere has just 14 West Ham appearances to his name in a two-year spell at the club.
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