West Ham head coach David Moyes claims he would be interested in securing the signature of Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere during the January transfer window
And there is a chance he could do that. If the 25-year-old wants to make the World Cup squad for England, he will need regular game time and the Hammers could easily give him that opportunity.
However, Wilshere might as well make the starting line-up on Wednesday, when West Ham host the Gunners at London Stadium. The England star could start his first Premier League game of the season due to Aaron Ramsey’s hamstring injury.
Wilshere has been in the starting line-up in Arsenal’s last five Europa League games, but he is still missing regular Premier League game time, and it seems like Moyes would be happy to offer that for him.
“You’d hope that if you took a player from another Premier League club it’d be much easier for him to go right into the team and play well. Jack Wilshere would be someone who we’d have to look at if he was available,” the West Ham manager told reporters.
“I do believe the transfer window could be the difference between relegation and staying up. If we can get the right players, that’s the big part of it,” he added.
“I also want to make sure we’re looking at players who’ve got time and who can be at the club for a long period and not just in for a short period.”
“Then there’s also the short-term fix for me which is, how do we get enough wins between now and the end of the season? There’s a balance between that,” the coach concluded.
Moyes claimed his first win one month after his appointment as West Ham boss, as the Hammers went on to shock the world and beat the reigning champions Chelsea 1-0 during the weekend.