By Harvey Byrne

Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp has told that he doesn’t believe Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will drop down to the Championship, ruling out an Aston Villa move.

The Mirror claimed last week that the Midlands giants had made enquiries for the 25-year-old central midfielder in an ambitious move by the Championship club before Steve Bruce responded, saying “he’s more than welcome.”

A move to England’s second tier would prove a huge step down for the 34-time capped Three Lions international, especially in a World Cup year and would certainly surprise many.

However, Redknapp has quashed such reports, stating that while he would like to sign Wilshere, he doesn’t think the midfielder playmaker will be making a move to the Championship this summer.

“People are trying to get Jack Wilshere obviously,” told Redknapp, as shown by the official ITV football Twitter account.

“I would love him, but he won’t come to the Championship. Aston Villa are supposed to be interested, but I don’t think that he’ll come to the Championship.”

Wilshere was once regarded as one of England and Arsenal’s greatest talents and he has played 160 times in total for the Gunners.

However, injuries have disrupted his career his greatly to date and last season he spent the campaign on loan at fellow Premier League side Bournemouth, competing in 29 matches before then suffering another injury towards the end of the season.

Wilshere now has just one-year remaining on his contract at Arsenal and it is clear that his future lies away from the Emirates.

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