Details of Jack Wilshere's Bournemouth loan - includes fee paid to Arsenal

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After Arsenal made Jack Wilshere available for loan in the run up to transfer deadline day, the Gunners were inundated with offers to take the England midfielder of their hands for a season.

Ultimately, though, after the likes of Roma, AC Milan, Crystal Palace and a reported 17 other clubs registered their interest, it was Bournemouth who captured Wilshere's signature on Wednesday evening.

And now, courtesy of a report from The Times this morning, details of the 24-year-old's move to Eddie Howe's team have been revealed - including the loan fee Bournemouth sent Arsenal's way.


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According to Times reporter Gary Jacobs, Wilshere's new club will pay Arsenal £2 million to have the combative midfielder in their squad for the 2016-17 season.

Bournemouth have also agreed to pay all of Wilshere's £80,000-per-week wages for the duration of his loan spell.

Crystal Palace - the other Premier League club in the running for the England man yesterday - were only willing to pay a percentage of his wages. Although, again per The Times, this isn't believed to have been the deal-breaker.

Good business

The £2 million pound fee could prove to be one of the best pieces of business done during the summer transfer window.

Of course, it doesn't allow Bournemouth to keep Wilshere beyond the current campaign. However, if the talented midfielder can regain his top form with a consistent run of Premier League football, he could take Eddie Howe's team to the next level.

Arsenal will be hoping their man can do just that too, but will also be glad to have his contract off their wage bill for a few months.

For a club as frugal as the Gunners, receiving the token £2 million fee will also go down well considering the £50 million-plus they just forked out for Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez.

Yesterday's sale of Serge Gnabry to Werder Bremen for a reported £8 million means Arsenal were able to recoup around £10 million on deadline day.

Their main hope when it comes to Wilshere, though, will be that the midfielder - once heralded as England's next great talent - is able to prove himself and stay healthy.

If he can do that, he might still have a future at the Emirates when he returns next May.

For Bournemouth, they are clearly convinced it will be £2 million well spent.

"Jack is a fantastic addition to the club," their chief executive Neill Blake said.

"He is a player that needs no introduction and one that, quite rightly, our supporters will be excited to see in a Bournemouth shirt.

"He will bring a wealth of international and Premier League experience, so we are delighted to be able to welcome a player of his calibre to the club."

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