Rangers are “advanced talks” to sign ex-Arsenal and West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere, according to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira:
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) October 7, 2020
This follows on from reports down south yesterday that the Light Blues were the favourites to snap up the former England international on a free transfer. Supporters on Twitter are split over whether a move for the 28-year-old is a good idea:
Not for me…
— George 🇬🇧 (@Geo83813652) October 6, 2020
If it's for free, why not? Coudn't do any harm. Think we might be done adding to the squad till the new year though.
— Bob Steele (@BobSteele55) October 6, 2020
Think he’d have to take a decent wage cut he comes up here does well he will be thinking it can put him in shop window
— John Mcnair (@thebigpostie) October 6, 2020
I would take him in a heart beat but unfortunately I think he will stay down south. He would be a great asset to any club.
— John@johnnynoodles (@John39002494) October 6, 2020
No chancen, too expensive too injury prone .pay as you play only
— deathisanexit (@Csim85342607) October 6, 2020
Yeah I would defo take him gerrard will keep him fit and make him the player he used tae be before his injuries ❤️🤍💙🇬🇧🇬🇧❤️🤍💙
— Hazrfc 🇬🇧 (@Haz2012) October 6, 2020
Absolutely mental to turn down him on a free!
— John (@johnscottkevan) October 6, 2020
If he can stay injury free , he might be someone to play from the bench . Hes got the ability but has he got the experience in the premiership and champions league. Needs to lay aff the smokes tho haha. But in Gerrard I trust so if the gaffer thinks he is good enough so do I.
— Aldo McNaught (@aldo_mcnaught) October 6, 2020
Wilshere may well be a free agent after leaving West Ham earlier this week, but his injury record is a major concern. During his first two seasons at the Hammers, he spent long spells on the sidelines with ankle and groin injuries.
It must be pointed that he has spent most of the last eight months fit but he has hardly played any football during that period. A pay as you play contract may well be the only reasonable offer the Gers could make and it remains to be seen if they could afford his wages.