Jack Wilshere responds to Inter Miami transfer speculation – ‘Give him a call’
Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has admitted it would be “nice” to go and play for David Beckham’s Inter Miami franchise in MLS. Wilshere is currently without a club after being let go by Bournemouth in the summer and is on the lookout for new opportunities in the game.
The 29-year-old is training with Arsenal at their London Colney training ground in a bid to keep fit and attract a new club.
Wilshere has struggled with injuries during a rollercoaster career which saw him leave boyhood club Arsenal in search of more regular game time in 2018.
He has since admitted that decision backfired, with things not working out at West Ham or Bournemouth, but he is once again broadening his horizons.
“I’d like to go abroad actually,” Wilshere said on talkSPORT. “Obviously I would like to play in the Premier League as well. But I would also like to play abroad.”
Wilshere was then asked by former England striker Darren Bent whether he would be open to joining Inter Miami.
“Oh, that would be nice,” he replied. “You must know Becks? You played with him! Give him a call. Any chance? 10 per cent?”
Beckham is one of the co-owners in Inter Miami, which launched in 2020 as one of MLS’ expansion franchises.
The team has attracted high-profile players from Europe, including former Juventus players Gonzalo Higuain and Blaise Matuidi.
But things are not going well under former England women’s boss Phil Neville, however, with a six-match losing streak only ended with a 3-0 win over Toronto on Thursday.
According to The Sun, Neville is planning an overhaul of the Miami playing squad, with Higuain, Matuidi and former Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross in the firing line.
There are just four games left of the season for Inter Miami, who sit 11th in the 14-team Eastern Conference.
Whether Wilshere could benefit from the pending reshuffle of players remains to be seen, but he is happy to be back at Arsenal for the time being.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta explained recently that the Gunners are helping Wilshere “for his next stage”, with the midfielder taking his coaching badges.
And Wilshere posted on Instagram this week to explain his progress in that regard.
“Really enjoyed being part of the U17 coaching team last night in the London Cup,” he wrote.
“Thought the boys were brilliant and played some really good football.
“Looking forward to being involved more!”