Jack Wilshere willing to go abroad after Arsenal exit

England international Jack Wilshere has admitted that he could pursue a fresh challenge in a foreign league after his contract with the Gunners concludes on June 30. The 26-year-old had been with the Gunners since the age of nine but he was forced to decline a new deal earlier this month after manager Unai Emery failed to assure him of a regular starting role.

Since then, there have been suggestions that Wilshere could head to Turkey with Fenerbahce keen on his services and the midfielder has now opened the possibility of securing a move abroad, he told Sky Sports News: “I am willing to go abroad if the right opportunity comes up. 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.”

Over the past few weeks, the likes of West Ham United, Everton and Southampton have been associated with Wilshere’s services but none of them have shown an apparent desire to offer a contract based on his wage demands. In this regard, the Englishman could be pushed for a move abroad to revive his career and Fener, for now, appear the leading candidates to acquire his services.

Meanwhile, Arsenal seem to have already pursued a potential replacement for Wilshere with a deal for Sampdoria’s Lucas Torreira reaching a conclusion. As per Italian reports, the north London giants have already sorted out a deal with the Serie A outfit for the midfielder and the move is supposedly being halted with Torreira still featuring at the World Cup with Uruguay. Torreira earned his maiden start for the nation against Russia last week.

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