West Ham’s Midfielder Jack Wilshere is Reportedly Considering MLS Move

Jack Wilshere. Photo by Chris Fairweather/Huw Evans/Shutterstock

At one point, West Ham’s midfielderJack Wilshere was considered one of the brightest talents in England. His career unfortunately never took off the right way due to injuries, and he is now spending most of his time sitting on the bench. For this reason, Wilshere is reportedly considering a move to MLS.

Seeing numerous European players get their careers resurrected in the United States, Wilshere is willing to attempt the same path according to the recent story from The Athletic. The magazine reports that the 27-year-old is attracted by MLS’s slower-paced style of soccer and being club’s focal point as well as the fact he wouldn’t face the same scrutiny he faces in England.

There has been interest in Jack Wilshere from China, India, and English Championship as well, but the sources close to the player say he isn’t enthusiastic about those moves. Wilshere is under contract through 2020/21 season, so any club that would want to get him before would likely have to pay West Ham a healthy fee.

Wilshere joined West Ham on a three-year deal in the summer of 2018, but ended up playing just eight games in 2018/19 due to injuries. He also played eight matches this season in all competitions, scoring one goal.