JACK WILSHERE says he would like a crack at LaLiga or Serie A after his contract with West Ham was terminated this week.
Wilshere has been left in the wilderness as a free agent after agreeing to have the final year of his contract paid up by the Hammers having played just 19 times in two years.
The 28-year-old has spoken with former England team-mate Steven Gerrard about a move to Rangers – but admits he fancies doing something few of his contemporaries have done by playing on the continent.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Wilshere said: “I’m open to anything really. I think I want to try something different, I’m leaning towards that.
“Maybe LaLiga, Italy, something a little bit different and not many English players have done.
“I was in this position when I left Arsenal. What I learnt from that is take your time and make sure it’s right for you.
“I’m not saying I have regrets going to West Ham because in my head things would have turned out differently but that’s football – but this time I’m going take my time and find something that suits me
“I just want to be happy and be playing football again. Honestly, I can’t tell you the last time, probably when I signed for West Ham, the first three games before I picked up an injury. That was probably the last time I was happy playing football.
“I just want to be happy, going back on the pitch, get a smile on my face, play 20-30 games a season where I’m an important player for a team.
“Obvoiously it didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to and I was frustrated about that but that’s football.
“At the end of the day the manager picks a team and once he’s got his team it’s very difficult to get him to change that, especially the last season when we was fighting for survival.
“I thought maybe I’ll get more of a chance this year but he made it clear to me that I wasn’t, that it was probably in my best interest I left and tried to find something else so I did.
“That is all you ask for, honesty, and that is what he was with me and we came to a decision and it’s probably the best for everyone.”
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