Rangers fans want former England star at Ibrox after Premier League release
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Rangers fans want former England star at Ibrox after Premier League release

Former Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere left West Ham yesterday after agreeing to end his Hammers contract early – and some Rangers fans want Steven Gerrard to bring him to Ibrox.

Wilshere released a lengthy statement on Twitter insisting he hadn’t been given a chance in his two-year stint with West Ham, as he confirmed he would be becoming a free agent.

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The 28-year-old  has made only 16 league appearances since joining West Ham and featured only oncethis season, in the 5-1 victory over League One Hull in the Carabao Cup.

Wilshere made 197 first-team appearances for Arsenal and was part of the 2014 and 2015 FA Cup-winning sides; earning 34 England caps, the last of which came in the 2-1 defeat by Iceland in the last 16 of Euro 2016.

Despite leaving the London Stadium a year early, Wilshere will still reportedly pocket most of the £100,000 he would have earned had he still be part of David Moyes’ squad.

A move to sign Wilshere does seem unlikely but with almost £4million just hitting his bank account, the financial aspect of it may not be a consideration if he’s offered a short-term deal at Ibrox and a chance to prove his fitness.

After announcing his West Ham exit, some Rangers fans encouraged him to move to Ibrox – although some had their tongue planted firmly in their cheek.

Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Cjnovo992/status/1313203485274509317

https://twitter.com/IbroxIoyal/status/1313204299443376134

https://twitter.com/LewisM93_/status/1313203875944501248

https://twitter.com/rossejhendry/status/1313204089531052043