'Bielsa could be the making of him' - Many Leeds fans want club to sign 'Quality' free agent
Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to urge the club to sign free agent Jack Wilshere with the midfielder yet to find a new club since exiting West Ham last month.
Wilshere, 28, is capped 34 times by England and has 182 Premier League appearances to his name across spells at Arsenal, Bournemouth and West Ham.
The midfielder was widely seen to be one of the top English players during the early stages of his career but constant issues with injuries have been his downfall and is largely why he’s without a club at the moment.
A lot of Leeds fans would be willing to see that end though with supporters calling on the club to sign Wilshere on a free transfer.
However, many would like to see the 28-year-old join the Whites on a “pay as you play” deal due to the likelihood of him getting sidelined by injuries.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Totally on a pay as you play, anything else no!!
Be good for experience & knowledge of the league, if you look at the line up against Palace.. it was embarrassing the lack of experienced players at this levelDon't thinkhe'd get anywhere near the fitness levels demanded though.
— james hamer (@jameshamer1) November 14, 2020
I would on a pay as you play deal
— 🇮🇨 Luke Antony Wroe 🇮🇨 (@luke_lufc_wroe) November 14, 2020
I still think he feels he’s a point to prove. Really good player if he can get himself, and stay, fit.
— Ted Atkinson 💙💛 (@tedatkinson) November 14, 2020
I'd take him, we have nought to lose. If he passes our medical/Bielsa/1st MurderBall sesh then that's a yes from me
Pay as You Play deal
— Deanoooh 50 Shades of Ray (@deanoooh2020) November 14, 2020
Quality player but he’s crumble to pieces at Murderball
— Thomas (@Mccann84Thomas) November 14, 2020
Pay as you play contract
— Paul Robey (@pmrobey66) November 14, 2020
Bielsa could be the making of him
— mark (@emmasdaddy1) November 14, 2020
If it was a pay as you play, yes I would. Even if it’s just in training his quality improves our squad; and if he gets through Wednesdays he proves he can play in the Prem.
— Gilly (@lufcgilly) November 14, 2020
Wilshere has been linked with a move to the MLS since he agreed to terminate his contract at the London Stadium [Mirror].
If he does move to the USA, he’s probably less likely to pick up injuries as he would at Elland Road due to the way Marcelo Bielsa likes to push his players to their limits.
The infamous murderball sessions could play havoc with Wilshere’s injury-proneness.
And do you ever really see players joining clubs on pay as you play deals anymore? They seem to be a thing of the past or something that happens well down the English football pyramid.
We think that Wilshere’s a good player but Leeds just wouldn’t be the right place for him.
If Jean-Kevin Augustin couldn’t meet Bielsa’s standards then what chance does Wilshere have?
In other Leeds United news, Xherdan Shaqiri has sent a two-word message to this Elland Road ace on Instagram.