Newcastle clear favourites to sign No10 passing maestro after odds slashed
By Harry Sykes
Newcastle are the new favourites to sign Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere this month, according to the latest bookmakers’ odds.
Sky Bet priced the north-east giants at 5/2 on Friday afternoon to secure the signature of the 25-year-old before the summer transfer window shuts.
The newly-promoted Premier League side are currently ahead of a host of English teams who are also credited with an interest in signing the midfielder this summer with West Ham United placed at 5/1, Aston Villa at 8/1 and West Bromwich Albion at 16/1.
The Magpies’ odds to sign the Arsenal enforcer have been significantly slashed as Sky Bet placed them at 10/1 behind West Ham earlier on this summer.
There is a possibility that a potential deal could happen as Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez does not appear to have finished in the transfer window as the Telegraph recently reported that he is looking to bring in four more players to St James’ Park.
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Wilshere spent last season on loan to Premier League side Bournemouth and was regularly used in his favourite No10 playmaker role as he featured in 29 matches in all competitions.
But the injury-ravaged midfielder suffered yet another serious injury in April when he sustained a fractured leg that has sidelined him for four months.
The midfielder made his return to action playing more than an hour for the Arsenal Under-23 side on Monday evening.
In other Newcastle news, the Magpies have entered talks over this defender.