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.
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.
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) October 7, 2020
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.
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”.
Reminder: do not trust anything posted by the notorious social media account Nico Schira in the next few hours. Do not accept or spread misinformation. Follow respected media outlets and trusted journalists whose work is verified. https://t.co/fwChX4cT8t
— Colin Millar (@Millar_Colin) October 5, 2020
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.