Juventus are reportedly keen on securing a move for Jack Wilshere to join them this summer, after completing a season on loan with Bournemouth
According to a report by Tuttomercato Web, Juventus are interested in a move for Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere, as the player appears to be surplus to requirements at the Emirates. After completing a season on loan with Bournemouth, Wilshere did not make the team sheet for the first team’s season-opening thriller against Leicester.
The 25-year-old has only a year left on his contract, and the Gunners do not appear to be interested in a renewal. A move to Italy could benefit Wilshere since it could provide him a fresh start. He was also linked with Sampdoria, but if it comes to a choice, he is likely to prefer a move to join Juventus.
Wilshere suffered a major setback with regards to his Arsenal future after a hairline fracture ended his campaign with Bournemouth prematurely. The Englishman has been struggling with recovery and it is probably why he was ruled out of the Gunners’ pre-season tour this summer.
To be fair, Arsenal did offer Wilshere several chances to prove himself, but his constant injuries have never allowed him to truly flourish. That seemed to have changed at the beginning of last season as he finally managed to make a mark after years of suffering from injuries at crucial points which has hampered his potential.
The time that he spent at Bournemouth was quite fruitful for the 25-year-old. He was at his resurgent best and appeared for the Cherries in almost all matches except the ones they played against Arsenal.
Last season, Wilshere did particularly well at the centre of Bournemouth’s attacking moves and linked defence with attack effortlessly while making incisive passes to create several chances for the forwards. He does have a special quality with the ball since he can dribble as a holding midfielder to attack central defenders.
Wilshere clearly does not lack talent and that explains Juventus’ interest in him despite him being injury-prone. Although the midfielder might personally prefer to stay back with the Gunners, a move to Italy can actually benefit him since he will have better scope to experiment and possibly even secure regular playing time.
Additionally, staying back with the Gunners can seriously limit his playing time, especially since Wenger is linked with signing Mario Lemina and Thomas Lemar – both players who were simply brilliant last season.
Wilshere could easily fall further down the pecking order, which would eat away his time on field and he is at an age where he needs to clock as many playing minutes as possible, especially with the World Cup set to take place next season.