A controversial journalist has claimed that Rangers are in “advanced talks” to sign Jack Wilshere following his release from West Ham.

The former Arsenal wonderkid had his £100k per week Olympic Stadium contract torn up amid complaints from the player that he was never given a chance with the Hammers.

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There has been plenty of talk over Rangers’ proposed interest in Jack Wilshere. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

This had one West Ham insider suggesting that the Gers had already made contact with the midfielder, who played at international level for England alongside Steven Gerrard.


Now, controversial journalist Nicolo Schira is claiming that the Ibrox side are in “advanced talks” to sign the player.

Despite having over 100k followers on Twitter, Schira is controversial because of a rake of transfer stories which have not come to fruition.

The journalist was branded “fake news” by Spanish football journalist Colin Millar in April after Schira’s claims Chelsea were interested in Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti went viral.

Such was the storm created by the claims even the official Chelsea website picked the story up after it was carried by El Mundo Deportivo and even the Mirror.

Millar has been out again in recent days criticising Schira by pleading with fans not to “trust anything posted by the notorious social media account”.

Rangers fans themselves might be excited by the prospect of Wilshere joining Rangers but there remains a dubiety over these comments.

Given the fact they’ve been carried in the press it’s an easy link and we’d hasten fans to take a breath until more reputable sources begin discussing the story.

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