Since coming through the ranks, the 28-year-old made 197 appearances for Arsenal, before joining West Ham in 2018. In an injury-ravaged spell, he made just six Premier League starts for the Hammers, before mutually terminating his contract last month. Wilshere is adamant he will never put on a white shirt, despite acknowledging his respect for Spurs manager Jose Mourinho.

He said, “I love Mourinho, I think he’s an amazing coach. But I couldn’t have done that. They’re not going to have me! But I don’t think that I could have done that. It’s not as though I got rid of Arsenal and kicked me out and there’s a negative feeling out there. They gave me a deal and there was something else I wanted to try. I’m a guy from Arsenal.”

TalkSPORT’s transfer insider Alex Crook announced Wilshere had turned down an approach from the Western Sydney Wanderers Australian team on Wednesday.

Crook believed that America was the ideal destination for Wilshere.

He said to White & Jordan: “I kind of thought that by now he would have been fixed with a club. In the final hours of the last transfer window, he left West Ham to make a fresh start somewhere else.”


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