Former Arsenal and West Ham United midfielder Jack Wilshere is considering retirement.
Wilshere, 29, is currently a free agent, and his most recent spell in the game came with Bournemouth last year in the Championship.
Despite making 18 appearances in total and helping them to the play-offs, Wilshere was released, and he has now revealed that he is struggling to find his next move.
Wilshere told the Athletic: “Yeah, that does cross my mind quite a lot.
“When you’re at a club and training every day, you wake up and if you’re not in a team, or even if you are in the team, you think, “‘Right, I’ve got to train well today. I need to show the manager I’m ready for the weekend’. I don’t have that.
“So I’m waking up in the mornings at the moment and I’m thinking, ‘Right, I need to go and train somewhere’. Normally it’s on my own… OK, I’ve been training with a club in pre-season but that’s finished now.
“I’m back to waking up, training on my own and finding that motivation.
“And the question I keep asking myself at the moment is: What am I doing it for?
“I said to my agent I don’t want to be in that position where I’m waiting and waiting and before you know it January comes and I’ve almost wasted another season.
“‘I’m not getting any younger and I don’t want that. I did that last year, so to do it again… I feel like I’d be wasting my time.”