Jack Wilshere has reportedly been informed by new Arsenal manager Unai Emery that he will be a fringe player at the Emirates Stadium next season if he accepts a new contract.
Reports suggest that the Englishman will at least not be short of offers if he decides to depart North London in the transfer window; but where should he go?
We’ve taken a closer look at the potential destinations Wilshere has available to him this summer before we ask you which one you think he should choose in order to get his career back on course and potentially regain his international place…
Manuel Pellegrini is looking to bring a more expansive style to East London and midfield is probably the main area of the Hammers squad that needs a revamp.
The former Manchester City manager prefers a short passing style, which would suit Wilshere’s game and the reported prospect of staying in London is sure to appeal to him also.
However, the Irons already have one injury-ravaged, high-earning Englishman who is failing to realise his potential and has slipped out of the international picture in Andy Carroll; would they take on another?
Italian giants AC Milan, now managed by Gennaro Gattuso, are another club reportedly in the hunt for Wilshere’s signature.
Like Wilshere, they are looking to return to former glories and the slower pace of Italian football may suit him given that he has undoubted technical ability but tends to be brittle.
However, not may British players move abroad and make a success of it and Wilshere may look at his good pal Joe Hart’s struggles in Italy and be put off somewhat.
Wolves have the capacity to spend big on their return to the top flight and Wilshere has reportedly caught their eye as they look to make waves next season.
It is an exciting project on offer at Molineux right now and Wilshere would be feted as a symbol of ambition, which is sure to appeal to him as he prepares for a step down the league.
Wolves also play exceptional football, which would suit Wilshere and they can also match his bumper wages.
According to the Mirror, Southampton are the most recent club who have thrown their hat in the ring for Wilshere’s services.
Mark Hughes will be looking to fashion a more resilient side than the one that dropped like a stone last season and the Englishman’s ability to be a leader might well be appealing.
Wilshere has spent a season down on the south coast with Bournemouth and will know all about the lifestyle down there, which could count in Hughes’ favour.
These are the options, but what should Wilshere do? Let us know by voting in the poll below…