Jack Wilshere is set to join Fenerbahce, having reached an agreement to sign for the club, with the announcement to take place on Monday, according to reports in Turkey.
On Thursday, flight details allegedly leaked for Wilshere’s flight to Turkey. The record showed the midfielder on board with Fenerbahce manager Phillip Cocu, along with his representatives Wasserman COO Fahri Ecvet, football agent Neil Fewings and his father Andrew.
Latest – Reports coming in that Jack Wilshere, Fahri Ecvet (COO of Wasserman – Jack's representatives), Neil Fewings (Wasserman agent) on the private jet with recently appointed Fenerbahce manager Phillip Cocu that arrived in Istanbul pic.twitter.com/LdvG7avjo8
— Turkish Football (@Turkish_Futbol1) June 28, 2018
After that, a number of reports suggested the player had reached an agreement to sign for the club. Further, Turkish journalist Volkan Demir reported that the deal is done, and should be announced on Monday. The move dominated the headlines in the country on Friday morning.
The details just kept coming, with Ajansspor journalist Salim Manav writing that Wilshere is signing a three-year deal, before adding in an article on the subject that the 26-year-old has already bought a house in the area in preparation.
It’s a relatively shocking transfer, to most people who have followed Wilshere’s career so far. The expectation has always been that he’d sign for another English club, or at least a team in Europe’s top five leagues. Still, if he thinks this is the best way for him to get guaranteed minutes, perhaps it’s the right choice. We’ll see.