When Jack Wilshere broke onto the Arsenal scene aged just 18, many believed they were witnessing the development of one of the greatest English young talents in decades. Fast forward six years (and countless injuries), and Wilshere finds himself out on loan at Premier League strugglers Bournemouth, with his future looking unclear and undecided. And with all the speculation it's difficult to know exactly where the midfielder will end up next season. So here's a list of six likely possibilities....
The most obvious and probably Wilshere's first choice destination.
Having joined the club at nine years old, Wilshere would go on to make 159 appearances for the Gunners. Yet recurring and lengthy injuries meant that Arsene Wenger feels he can no longer rely on the midfielder.
And with the level of competition at Arsenal for centre-midfield (Cazorla, Ramsey, Elneny, Coquelin and Xhaha), there is the possibility Wilshere may fancy somewhere with a greater possibility of first team football.
The 25-year-old has enjoyed a successful spell at the Vitality but arguably hasn't dominated the midfield as many thought he would.
Should Wilshere decide to stay on the south coast, it is imperative that the Cherries remain in the Premier League next season. Yet whether the 34-time-capped midfielder may see Bournemouth as too much of a step down is unclear.
The biggest hope for Eddie Howe's side is that the familiarity and guarantee of first team football could lure him to Bournemouth - that's if Howe even wants to keep him.
Ronald Koeman is known to be a huge fan of Wilshere and reports emerged back in January that he may plot a summer move for the on-loan Bournemouth man.
With James McCarthy not looking like a long-term first team player, and Gareth Barry surely only a year or two from retirement, Koeman may consider a bid for Wilshere this summer.
And with Everton sitting in 7th and the potential of European football next year, Wilshere may not see it as too much of a step down.
The only problem is location, with Liverpool being a long way from his friends and family in London.
Could Wilshere follow his England counterpart Joe Hart and give his career an Italian renaissance?
Probably not is the answer, with the Italian giants currently down in sixth place in the table.
Yet a club like Milan will always attract big names due to their history and heritage, and were definitely interested in the midfielder last summer when he elected to join Bournemouth.
On a number of occasions this season, there has been speculation linking Wilshere with a surprise move to the Etihad to join Manchester City.
City boss Pep Guardiola recently spoke of his admiration for Wilshere and his former player, Xavi, also claimed Guardiola would love to sign the midfielder.
Despite the probability of Champions League football and financial lure that City can offer, it's unclear whether Wilshere would be a guaranteed starter with the likes of De Bruyne, Silva and Toure there.
West Ham were reportedly interested in taking the England international on loan last summer.
With Wilshere being a London boy, a move to the east side of the city could be appealing for him. The Hammers are also probably the highest placed team from the capital that the midfielder could be attracted to.