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.
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:
Come on up to Rangers Jack
— Scott (@ScottWi1son) October 5, 2020
Do you like the colour orange pic.twitter.com/6gnJIi1OlW
— CJ (@Cjnovo992) October 5, 2020
Fancy it? pic.twitter.com/7YpqNg6Ci1
— Ibrox Loyal (@IbroxIoyal) October 5, 2020
— Gruff (@Gruffzilla) October 5, 2020
— Lewis (@LewisM93_) October 5, 2020
— Walter Smith’s Smile (@rossejhendry) October 5, 2020