Crystal Palace newly appointed manager Roy Hodgson is reportedly considering making a move for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere when the transfer window reopens in January.
The 25-year-old has had a terrible season with the Gunners over the last couple of years, spending much of his time on the bench with an injury, and shipped out on loan with Bournemouth last year.
The England international, who is not part of Wenger’s first-team plans this season and would have been allowed to leave the Emirates over the summer, although a touted move to Turkish giants Fenerbahce didn’t materialise.
According to the Daily Mail, the former England boss is a great admirer of Wilshere and knows him pretty well from his time as national coach, where he selected the playmaker 29 times.
The report claims that Hodgson, 70, who is the successor of Frank de Boer at Selhurst Park, will keep an eye on Wilshere’s situation at the north London and “make a shock move” for him in the new year if he continues to play a significant role.
Wilshere is currently under contract that runs until at the end of the season.