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Serie A transfer rumour: Jack Wilshere wanted by AC Milan

Sourav Saha
SENIOR ANALYST
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639   //    14 Nov 2016, 14:21 IST
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Wilshere has struggled with injuries but is slowly regaining some form

Jack Wilshere may be on loan with Bournemouth in the Premier League, however, that hasn’t prevented AC Milan from making overtures for the talented midfielder.

Reports in the Italian daily, Corriere dello Sport have stated that the Milan club are preparing a bid for the English midfielder in the summer. Wilshere is currently plying his trade with Bournemouth on a season-long loan.

Considered as one of the most talented midfielders in England, Wilshere has struggled with injuries over the past few seasons. The Gunners squad was strengthened in the summer with the arrival of recruits such as Xhaka and Mustafi and Wilshere believed that he would be an integral part of the playing eleven.

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However, after a conversation with Arsene Wenger, the midfielder was made aware of the fact that he wouldn’t be a guaranteed starter given the competition for places.

Fresh Start

On learning the position of the manager, Wilshere swiftly made the move to Bournemouth after being impressed with Eddie Howe. Since then, Wilshere has started to gradually find his feet.

The midfielder spoke to the British newspaper The Sun, recently about his intention to move away from the Emirates in order to play on a regular basis.

Grudgingly the midfielder accepted that it may even have to be a permanent move in order to play first team football, stating, “Of course I love Arsenal but, if there comes a time when I have to leave, then I have to leave. At the moment I’m just trying to have a season that puts me in a good position at the end of the year. I have improved as a player and Arsenal want me back and then we will see where we go from there.”

Permanent move might be for the best

The midfielder accepted that even though he began his career with Arsenal, it might be better if he moves away permanently. There was interest from Serie A sides Roma and Milan in the summer as well, but at the time the midfielder felt that a stint with a Premier League side would help him overcome his injury issues.

Milan have been in resurgent from this season after years of disappointment under Vincenzo Montella who has put his faith in the youth players. The 42-year-old replaced Cristian Brocchi, who filled the position for the final third of last season following the sacking of Sinisa Mihajlovic.

Wilshere’s arrival can indeed bolster the Rossoneri squad. The Englishman’s vision and touch can help him even become the lynchpin of this youthful squad which has excelled in recent weeks. Milan currently lie third in the Serie A standings and have already beaten Juventus at home this season.

(Video courtesy: MM Production’s YouTube channel)

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