Reports in Turkey claim that Fenerbahce could make a move for Jack Wilshere in January.
According to Fanatik, Fenerbahce manager Aykut Kocaman plans to sit down with Wilshere to give him a guarantee of game-time in Turkey. The Turkish club want to take advantage of the fact Southgate won’t allow Wilshere back into the England team without a consistent run of games, and also that no Premier League club has taken the initiative to move for the midfielder.
Wilshere has only made six starts for the senior side since returning from loan at Bournemouth, and none of them have been in the Premier League. At first, Jack was recovering from injury, and that was the widely accepted reason for his exclusion. However, since returning to full fitness, Jack has continued to be left out in the league, bar four brief substitute appearances.
If Wenger can’t guarantee the 25-year-old that he’ll play more in the New Year, and the Fenerbahce manager can, it’s always possible that the England international could get desperate enough to ask to leave.
With Wojciech Szczesny leaving in the summer in similar circumstances, and Jack pushing for a loan move away last year, I certainly wouldn’t discount these rumours completely.
Although, I would expect a move within the Premier League to be much more likely if new Arsenal terms aren’t agreed. Wilshere has a family after all, and Southgate is based in England. But we’ll see.