'That's a blow' - Exclusive: Mills sympathetic with 'Superb' West Ham player amid speculation
Danny Mills was sympathetic towards West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere over him facing an exit from the London Stadium.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former England defender admitted it was sad to think that the 27-year-old can’t cope with the demands of the Premier League.
Football Insider recently revealed that the Hammers were open to offers for Wilshere as there is a growing acceptance at the club that his body can’t cope with the demands of top-flight football in England.
Mills explained that there was no denying Wilshere’s talent as he is superb on his day, it’s just a blow that he can’t stay fit and do his job.
When asked about the Hammers being willing to sell Wilshere and there being a growing acceptance at the club that Wilshere’s body can’t cope with the demands of Premier League football, Mills told Football Insider: “It’s unfortunate.
“It’s quite sad really as a player with undoubted talent who on his day is superb and can be a match-winner, who can control games…the problem is he isn’t able to be on the pitch long enough.
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“He can’t stay fit enough for long enough periods, and that’s a blow.
“Your job as a footballer is to be fit, be ready and be able to play football if you can’t do that you’re not effective if you’re not able to your job it makes it very very difficult for clubs to stick by you.”
The English midfielder has managed to feature just eight times across all competitions for Manuel Pellegrini’s side this season.
Wilshere arrived at the London Stadium in 2018 after joining the Hammers on a free transfer from Arsenal and is contracted to stay with the Irons until 2021.
In other West Ham news, it can be REVEALED that Daniel Levy is set to block Hammers pursuit of Tottenham man who’s keen to move.