According to reports in Italy (h/t Metro), Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta has hinted at a probable summer move for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere. The Englishman’s contract runs out come the end of the season, and he could be on his way out of the Emirates Stadium this summer.
However, Marotta has admitted that Liverpool’s Emre Can continues to remain at the top of their priority list. Much like Wilshere, the Germany international also has three months to run out on his contract and Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has neither confirmed nor denied any reports linking the midfielder with a move away from Anfield.
Can’s versatility is certainly a crucial facet in his game and is probably why he is been looked at by a club of Juventus’ stature. His performance levels have dramatically gone up this season as he seems to be enjoying life at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp.
But, at the end of the day every player wants to win silverware, and on a regular basis – something which he has not enjoyed during his time at Anfield. Juventus, on the other hand are perennial trophy winners and are usually the ones to get their hands on the Serie A title come the end of the season. Liverpool are still to win a Premier League title, and the lure for winning something relevant.
Reports today suggest Everton will offer Jack Wilshere £8m sign-on fee to join from Arsenal.
Jack's preference is to stay at Arsenal despite the fact he could earn more money elsewhere, but the two parties are not close to an agreement… Come on, Arsene!!! pic.twitter.com/FJe3gTgPJ2
— ArsenalFanTV (@ArsenalFanTV) March 17, 2018
However, in case Klopp manages his compatriot to stay, Juventus could be looking at another wantaway Premier League midfielder in Jack Wilshere. The England international has battled several injuries in the past to now return to full fitness, and is doing an exceptional job anchoring the midfield for the Gunners.
His solid performances have seen him earn the respect of Three Lions head coach Gareth Southgate who has named him in the squad for England’s upcoming friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy.
Wilshere is also likely to be a regular for his country at the World Cup in Russia later this season – which is an indicator of just how good he is when fit. He appears no closer to penning an extension at the club, and Wenger could be prepared to part ways with yet another first-team player come the end of the season.