Arsenal Star Jack Wilshere On Verge Of Deal With Turkish Giants After Travelling To Istanbul On Private Jet

Turkish-Football reported earlier today that Jack Wilshere had been invited to Istanbul for talks with Fenerbahce.

Well there have been a few developments since then.

It emerges that Wilshere arrived in Istanbul on a private jet along with Phillip Cocu who has just been appointed Fenerbahce manager.

On the flight was Wilshere’s representatives Wasserman COO Fahri Ecvet and agent Neil Fewings.

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Fenerbahce sporting director Damien Comolli has been leading talks.

Comolli has been working on convincing Wilshere to consider moving abroad. The England midfielder has been given a brief of the club’s new direction under recently elected club president Ali Koc, given a tour of the grounds and a potential new home.

There is no agreement in place yet but talks have progressed well and Fenerbahce expect a final decision within a few days.

Wilshere will be leaving Arsenal as a free agent on 1 July after spending 17 years at the North London based outfit.

The 26-year-old has no shortage of interest but Fenerbahce are willing to offer increased wages on a long-term deal.