Former Celtic head coach John Barnes thinks Rangers could well beat Celtic to the title if they sign former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere on a free transfer.
Speculation is rife about the former England international’s potential switch to Ibrox and Barnes believes the 28-year-old may be the missing piece of the jigsaw for Steven Gerrard’s side:
“I believe Wilshere would be a great signing for Rangers – it really could be the perfect club for him. He’s had a number of injuries throughout his career, but at Rangers he’d have an understanding manager in Steven – someone he knows personally, who’d allow him to stay fit and, most importantly, to play.”
“Jack would bring a lot to the table – he’s creative in his play and he’s hungry. He really wants to get back out there and has a lot to give. Perhaps someone like Wilshere could help Rangers prevent Celtic from getting their 10-in-a-row.”
Some sources have suggested that Wilshere is holding talks about a potential switch to the Light Blues but it must be said, such a move would be a risk considering Wilshere’s poor injury record and salary demands.
The midfielder was released early from his contract at West Ham for a reason, and any deal that is put in place to sign the Englishman needs to take into account his fitness issues.
As Barnes says, though, if he does manage to stay fit, he could be a massive help in Rangers’ attempts to win title number 55.