Jack Wilshere is refusing to rule out the possibility of a move overseas this summer, explaining his thought process in a brief interview on Saturday.
Speaking to Sky Sports over the weekend, Wilshere explained that he’s not going into the process with any pre-conceived ideas, and just wants to take the best opportunity that presents itself.
“I am willing to go abroad if the right opportunity comes up,” he admitted. “Also, everyone knows I like the Premier League and the battle of it.
“It is literally the best thing that comes up and the best opportunity that we will take. I am not really in any rush, today [Saturday] is actually my last day with my contract at Arsenal, so it’s been a bit of a strange day.
“We are looking at things and I am keeping myself fit. So if something does come up I am ready to go.”
In the last week Wilshere has been heavily linked with a move to Fenerbahce, and these latest comments about moving abroad do nothing to quell those rumours.
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.
Ajansspor journalist Salim Manav added 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.
However, this Sky Sports interview does seem to suggest that he’s not planning to rush the decision. It’s possible we won’t find out if Fenerbahce really is his next club for a while yet.