Bournemouth are sweating over the future of Jack Wilshere. The Arsenal midfielder is currently on loan at the Cherries and has only a year left on his current contract. The midfielder hasn’t started the last two games and it is reported that Eddie Howe is delaying the possibility of signing him for a permanent move. Howe had earlier expressed his interest regarding signing Wilshere on a permanent deal after the player impressed him but it seems he has since then changed his mind.

Arsene Wenger sent the Englishman out on loan so that the player could have some first team game time. Subsequent injuries have halted his progress but the midfielder has managed to stay fit in the ongoing season. He has racked up 22 appearances in the English top flight for the Cherries this term.

Wilshere will be returning to Emirates at the end of this season and here is the list of three clubs where he could make a move.

Manchester City

The English club have emerged as one of the potential destinations of the player. Pep Guardiola is believed to be an avid admirer of the player and was very keen on adding him this summer to bolster his midfield. Yaya Toure might not extend his contract and could leave the Etihad this season and Pep would need someone to fill in his shoes.

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Jack Wilshere of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Stoke City and AFC Bournemouth at Bet365 Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

Guardiola is trying to implement a long-term plan at City and Wilshere’s brilliant passing and hardworking ability suits Pep’s attack oriented free flowing football. If he can overcome his knack of getting injured, he would be a great signing for Manchester City.


Ronald Koeman has struggled with the form of Ross Barkley although the player has been a late bloomer in the last couple of games. Koeman was very keen on bringing the 25-year-old midfielder at Goodison Park but the deal didn’t happen.

Arsene Wenger had said earlier that he wants Jack Wilshere at the club but with the gaffer’s own future hanging by a thread, the North London club might cash in on the player.


The old lady of Turin has lost one of their most high-profile players in Paul Pogba to Manchester United in the last summer. Max Allegri has been in the market for a central midfielder and could offer the player a move out from the Emirates. Also, the lure of playing in Europe will be an icing on the cake for the player.

Anirban Sarkar is a former columnist of The 4th Official. A huge East Bengal fan and has travelled over 1000 miles to see his team in action.