This young gun is about to be offered a deal that will hopefully keep Chelsea’s grubby claws off of him!
JACK WILSHERE has been offered a six-year contract that will see the teenager earn 200 times his current wage.
The Arsenal star will sign his first professional deal when he turns 17 on New Year’s Day to fend off Chelsea interest.
Wilshere makes £75 a week at the Emirates on a YTS agreement — but has now been offered £15,000 a week from January.
The midfielder caught the eye when he scored in the 6-0 Carling Cup mauling of Sheffield United.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger moved swiftly after learning that Chelsea were watching the Hertfordshire youngster.
Wilshere is already playing a year above his age group for the England Under-17s.
And Wenger believes that his full Three Lions debut is not far away. (News of the World)
This will indeed be good news to fans of the north London side, who own a staggering array of teenagers with immense quality and potential. Every time I have seen the 16-year-old in action, I have been in awe of the ability of someone that young, especially when you consider those around him have so many years of experience on him. Nevertheless, he still doesn’t look out of place and in fact looks on many occasions better than those on the pitch.
Wenger will blood him in the squad wisely and this deal should keep him at the Emirates for a long time to come! So Gunners fans, just how great could he be?