Jack Wilshere has long been regarded as one of the brightest talents of the English game, ever since bursting onto the scene during the 2010/2011 season.
He won the PFA Young Player of the Season, and was seemingly set to become one of England's mainstay central midfielders. However, if he is to realise his true potential, should the youngster move to a club able to challenge for trophies on a consistent basis? Here, we'll analyse which club in England would best suit Wilshere.
David Moyes has been longing for a world-class midfielder to bolster his squad, as shown by the failed attempts to prise Fabregas from Barcelona.
Whilst recent reports indicate that Moyes is preparing a bid to buy Fellaini from Everton, his former club, there is a chance that Wilshere would most likely jump at the chance to join the Premier League champions.
United have a history of churning out top-class midfielders namely Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, and somewhat belatedly Michael Carrick. Old Trafford would appear to be a perfect fit for Wilshere's talents. However, there are numerous stumbling blocks to any potential move to Manchester, not least the fact that Wenger would be hard pressed to sell one of his prized assets to a domestic rival, particularly after an identical scenario with Van Persie last year. So perhaps any move to the Red Devils is a far-fetched dream.
One of Arsenal's London rivals, and a real powerhouse in English football. Lampard and Terry are two English players who have thrived at Stamford Bridge, which shows that English talent can flourish there. However, under Mourinho, Chelsea usually adopt a "win at all costs" mentality, as opposed to ushering through young talent. Wilshere may find his chances restricted in Chelsea's first team at his tender age of 21, a stage in a footballer's career where game time is absolutely essential to enable development.
Again, the same theory to the Chelsea move applies here - there is very little room in Manchester City's team for "young talent". Whilst Wilshere is clearly a very good player, there are some real established midfield powerhouses in City's midfield, such as David Silva and Yaya Toure who would arguably walk into any team in the world. Furthermore, City have never developed a player from a young age, which makes them even less appealing than Chelsea.
So, all things considered, its perhaps best for Wilshere to stay at the Gunners, for another season at least. There, he's considered to be the engine room of their midfield, and is usually the first name on the teamsheet. So stick it out Jack; don't hit the road just yet.
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