'Oh Gosh' - Exclusive: Whelan tears into 28-yr-old after big West Ham development
Jack Wilshere may retire after West Ham reached an agreement to terminate the midfielder’s contract, according to Noel Whelan.
The former Leeds and Coventry forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, said that clubs “are not going to want to take a risk” on the 28-year-old who “contributed absolutely nothing” at the London Stadium.
The Irons confirmed the departure of the former Arsenal playmaker after a mutual termination of his contract, which was due to expire next summer.
— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) October 5, 2020
Wilshere made just 19 appearances for the Hammers, of which only nine were starts, following his arrival on a free transfer in July 2018.
His time at the Emirates, Bournemouth and West Ham has been blighted by injury.
When asked by Football Insider what was next for the 34-time England international, Whelan said: “Oh Gosh. I have no idea.
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“I do not know where he goes from here, quite frankly. There is probably a club out there that might take a chance.
“West Ham have done the right thing getting rid of him and getting him off the wage bill because he has contributed absolutely nothing to the club since he has been there. He has been sitting there on a lot of money and has not given anything back to the club.
“He is not the player that he used to be. Where does he end up? A lower Championship club maybe? A team in a foreign country? I do not know.
“Maybe he just says enough is enough and retires. He is approaching his 30s now. Time is running out for him to resurrect any kind of career.
“People are not going to want to take a risk on him. He has not done enough to demand big money. He needs to accept whatever he is given to get his career back on track.”
In other West Ham news, it can be REVEALED that senior player has agreed his exit from the club.