Jack Wilshere insists there was no falling out between him and the West Ham United players and staff, he’s just desperate to get playing again.
Jack Wilshere left West Ham United by mutual consent earlier this month, after 19 appearances in two seasons with the London club. He only played 837 minutes in total, just over nine full games’ worth.
The player was keen to stress in his exit statement that he was fully fit for long periods of those two years, but just didn’t get the opportunities on the pitch. It wasn’t a case of a falling out with David Moyes either, based on the player’s most recent comments to Sky Sports News.
“I never had a fall out with him,” Wilshere said. “I was thankful to him for being honest with me. I’ve got a lot of friends at West Ham and it was nothing personal against them.
“I still speak to a lot of the players, but I just had to get out. I couldn’t spend another year not playing, especially at my age.”
It’s just a case of finding a club where he’ll actually get those opportunities on the pitch now. The 28-year-old hasn’t managed to do so just yet, but he says he’s in talks with various clubs and would welcome a move to a number of different leagues.
“I’ve been speaking to my agent every couple of days. There’s been a few things that have come up and we’re still talking about it, but I’m not going to put a time on it because I want to make sure it’s right.”
“La Liga, Italy or Germany would be a nice change for me. Not many English players have done it.
“I don’t think I’m too young for the MLS. It’s on Sky Sports, I think there’s been a big improvement in that league. If the right opportunity came up I’d be open to it.”
It’s certainly a shame to see Wilshere not playing regular football at 28. We all know the injury problems he’s had, but there must be a club out there where he can add something, even if he needs a few more rests to avoid further fitness setbacks. We’ll see where he ends up in the coming months.