There can be little doubting that Jack Wilshere’s loan move to Bournemouth was one of the biggest shocks of the transfer window.
It initially seemed such a preposterous move that it took until deadline day to set wheels of the transfer in motion. In fact, the 24-year-old also had to weigh up offers from AC Milan, AS Roma and Crystal Palace amid the last minute madness.
However, Bournemouth emerged victors and the reasons behind this choice are beginning to materialise. Moreover, one root of persuasion for Wilshere, rather surprisingly, proved Mr. David Beckham himself.
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Until the deadline was in sight, a loan move away from Arsenal for Wilshere seemed an extremely unlikely prospect.
This is despite the fact, given his tumultuous recent experiences at the Emirates; it appears such a logical move. Consequently, when Bournemouth and co came searching for the Englishman’s signature, Arsene Wenger had no objections.
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Nonetheless, in light of the 24-year-old’s undoubted talent and ability, it came as a surprise that the Cherries were elected as the best suitors. The fact seven-time Champions League winners AC Milan were interested augmented this shock also.
As a result, it has been necessary to shed light on Wilshere’s thinking. After all, Bournemouth are a side that found themselves in League One just five years ago and have amassed only one point from three games this season.
According to the Daily Mail, the words of wisdom of Beckham played a role in the decision making process.
The ex-England captain is believed to have called Wilshere during his deliberation and offered his view on the matter. After all, Beckham is a man who played for six clubs in five different countries during his illustrious career.
Subsequently, it’s fair to say the 41-year-old is a somewhat qualified advisor.
While the full nature of Beckham’s advice is unknown, it clearly tipped Wilshere’s interest in the favour of the south coast side. Even with Serie A calling, the Cherries were the team for the Arsenal man.
With the 24-year-old given the perfect opportunity to amass further game time and having been thoroughly advised on the best place to achieve this, the pressure is on for Wilshere.
If he flops, his Arsenal career could be in jeopardy, but if he succeeds then it may just be the making of him.
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