Arsenal star Jack Wilshere is set to sign a new five-year contract to keep him at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners’ midfielder is already talking to the club about a new deal which will see him more than treble his current wages from £15,000-a-week to £50,000-a-week, according to The Daily Mirror.
Boss Arsene Wenger is keen to tie the talented teenager down as he only has two years left on his current deal.
The Frenchman is confident his young prodigy will put pen to paper very soon.
He said: “We are confident we will sign Jack quickly and hope to announce the deal soon.
“Jack has had a great start to the season, in a position where we expected him to come out higher on the pitch. But, basically, it suits him well to play from deep.
“He is a quiet guy, but it looks like he can handle the pressure well. Where you see that is in the big games, as he wants the ball. So it is natural for him to play.
“He is like Wayne Rooney was at 16 or 17. They have the same confidence about them.
“It is a bit like asking a mathematician to solve a problem and then you ask someone else who is not gifted to solve one too – but it is natural for Jack.”
Clubs are restricted on long-term deals with players until they turn 18 – so Arsenal are determined to tie him down fast and avoid a Wayne Rooney situation
Wilshere has enjoyed a great start to his breakthrough season at the North London club.
He has enjoyed a run in the first team, playing 12 games in all competitions this season.
He also made his full England debut in the 2-1win over Hungary in August and has been an integral part of Stuart Pearce’s England Under-21 side’s run to the European Championships.
Reflecting that progress, Wilshere is currently 735th in the Castrol Rankings, up from 1058th the previous month.