West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini believes Jack Wilshere is potentially worth around £100m, despite the midfielder's struggles with injury and form so far this season.
Wilshere recently returned to first team action following a two month injury absence and Pellegrini believes the former Arsenal star is incredibly valuable because of his creative ability.
“It has not been a good month for him but we have the second part of the season and I hope he will play most games.”
While Pellegrini admitted signing Wilshere was a risk due to his issues with recurring injuries throughout his career, the former Manchester City and Real Madrid boss insisted it was one worth taking.
He added: "We knew Jack was a risk but at Bournemouth on loan, he played around 65 per cent of the games.
“We know he is not a player who will be available for every game, every week.
“Jack is just 26 and has the quality to play in the national team. In football, the most important thing is the quality.”
Wilshere appeared as a late substitute in West Ham's 3-0 win at Newcastle on Saturday and will be hoping for more minutes in their Tuesday evening clash with Cardiff.