Barcelona right-back, Dani Alves, has said that he would welcome Jack Wilshere to the Nou Camp and believes that the Arsenal midfielder would be the perfect kind of player for the Catalan giants.
Alves of course witnessed a wonderful Wilshere performance earlier in the month when England beat Brazil 2-1 at Wembley as he was arguably the best player on the pitch.
When you consider that players such as Neymar, Ronaldinho, Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard were all in action, it shows you just how good Wilshere was that evening and if he continues to perform like that, Arsenal might do well to keep hold of their most prized asset.
Wilshere has often stated how much he loves being at the Emirates Stadium and that he wouldn’t want to leave the club, but you can never say never in football and as we know, Barcelona like to bring in an Arsenal midfielder.
Both Cesc Fabregas and Alex Song made the switch from London to the Nou Camp and if a deal were to go through, these two could play a big part in it.
At the moment though, it is just speculation as Alves doesn’t have any control over transfers, but still, Gunners fans might be a bit anxious as to what the future holds after the defender’s comments.
He told the Daily Telegraph: “He is a great player who we have met playing against Arsenal and without doubt he can reach the height of the players we have here at Barcelona like Xavi and [Andres] Iniesta
“He has a lot of quality and a great personality. If I was given the chance to choose, he is a player that I would sign for Barcelona.
Wilshere might say he is completely committed to Arsenal, but if Barcelona were to show an interest in him, it would be tough to say no to joining the La Liga-leaders.
If you look at the latest odds, the Gunners are nowhere near the title this campaign and don’t look as though they can challenge either Manchester club in the next few years.
At Barcelona, he would be challenging for titles every year and if you then you will see that it is all-but certain that he would also join the Spanish champions as they are at 1/200 to win the title this campaign.
It could be a move that benefits the England national team as well as every player who was involved against Brazil plays in the Premier League. To have someone ply their trade abroad and learn a different style of play might be just what the Three Lions need.