Date: 13th May 2017 at 12:30pm

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says bringing Jack Wilshere to the club permanently would be “very difficult”.

The Englishman’s loan spell on the south-coast was cut short after he suffered a hairline fracture to his leg last month against Tottenham.

The 25 year-old has returned to Bournemouth to begin his rehabilitation and to say his goodbyes to teammates and staff. However, Cherries boss Eddie Howe admits it’s unlikely the England international will return as a Bournemouth player.

“Jack did part of his rehab here, he has now gone back to Arsenal, but it was great to see him for the week he was with us,” said Howe, as reported by ESPN.

“It was really nice to be able to speak to him and also for him to see all the players again because after the Tottenham game he suffered the injury and the players had not seen him [since].

Questioned whether Bournemouth could ever sign the midfielder next season, Howe was doubtful of their chances.

He said: “No, I think that is going to be very difficult for us. When we signed him on loan, and I have said this many times, the plan was for him to stay for a season and then to go back to Arsenal to evaluate his future.”

 

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