Emirates Stadium youngster on Bernabeu wish-list.
Jack Wilshere has emerged as a long-term target for Real Madrid.
The Arsenal and England midfielder is on a five-man short-list of players the Spanish giants want in their colours by 2014.
Spanish paper Marca, which is seen as a mouthpiece for Real, has run a story that the Bernabeu side want to sign Europe’s best young players for fees around the £25million mark rather than go for proven mega-stars.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
In case your wondering, the other players among the five that this source states that Real Madrid are looking to secure in the next couple of years are Bayern Munich defender Rafinha, Athletic Bilbao winger Iker Muniain, Lille’s Belgian starlet Eden Hazard and Borussia Dortmund’sMario Gotze.
Given that Jack Wilshere is contracted to Arsenal until 2015 and that the youngster has stated his intention to stay at the North London club for life, it seems that a move to the Bernabeu is hugely unlikely.
Arsene Wenger may have concerns over some members of his squad, not least those who have less than 18 months to run on their contracts, such as Robin Van Persie, Theo Walcott, Alex Song and Andrei Arshavin, but 19 year old midfielder Wilshere seems very settled at his local club and does not strike me as the type of player to ditch the Gunners if silverware is not forthcoming.
Jose Mourinho has gone about the process of bringing in some of the best young talent around over the past year and a half, snapping up the likes of Mesut Ozil, Angel Di Maria, Nuri Sahin, Fabio Coentrao and Sami Khedira to name just five, and it seems that The Marca believes another tranche of talents is on the way to the La Liga giants.