Jack Wilshere has revealed that he would be prepared to move abroad if the right offer comes along, now that he is looking for a new club with his contract with Arsenal having come to an end on the 30th of June.
The 26-year-old decided to call time on his 17 year association with the Gunners after the North London sides new manager Unai Emery made it clear to him that he would only be a fringe player next season if he stayed at the Emirates.
Wilshere has long been heralded as one of the best midfielders of his generation, but persistent injury problems have stopped the England international ever really fulfilling his undoubted potential on a consistent basis.
Premier League sides West Ham, Crystal Palace, Everton and newly promoted Wolves are all interested in the signing Wilshere, although he has revealed that he would be prepared to move abroad if the right opportunity presents itself.
“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,” Wilshere told Sky Sports.
“It is literally the best thing that comes up and the best opportunity that we will take.
“I am not really in any rush, Saturday is actually my last day with my contract at Arsenal, so it’s been a bit of a strange day.
“I have played 10 years as a professional there and had 17 years at the club.
“We are looking at things and I am keeping myself fit. So if something does come up I am ready to go.”
Several Italian and Turkish sides have been credited with an interest in Wilshere in recent weeks.