By Danny Wright

18th Aug, 2017 | 8:06am

'A perfect fit' - Ray Parlour urges reported £20m-rated playmaker to join West Ham

By Danny Wright

Former Arsenal player Ray Parlour has suggested that Jack Wilshere would fit in well at West Ham if he secured a switch to the London Stadium this summer.

The Telegraph reported in July that the Hammers and Premier League new boys Newcastle were both in pursuit of the 25-year-old, who is said to have a £20million price tag on his head.

Wilshere spent last season on loan at Bournemouth and while he is making steady progress towards a comeback from a broken leg he suffered in April, it still seems like a spot in the Arsenal first-team might be out of his reach.

Parlour, 44, believes that a move to West Ham would be a good shout for the Premier League playmaker and has urged him to try and get a move done before the transfer window slams shut.

“West Ham would be a great fit for him,” said Parlour to TalkSport, as shown in a video on Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast’s official Twitter account on Friday.

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“He’s got young children and you know if you go abroad he won’t be seeing them kids on a regular basis. He wants to be part of their lives growing up so he wants to stay in England if he can.

“West Ham would be a perfect fit, definitely.”

Wilshere is a product of the Arsenal academy and despite suffering with many injuries during his career, he has earned 160 appearances across all competitions for the north London side.

Last season saw the 34-times England international prove that he was ready to move away from being synonymous with injuries as he played almost every Premier League fixture with Bournemouth until he suffered a fractured leg at Tottenham in April.

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