Rangers have “already shown an interest” in ex-West Ham and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere following his release from the Olympic Stadium club.

That’s according to reputable West Ham insider ExWHUemployee who made the claim on Twitter following the player’s release.

Wilshere, 28, was highly regarded as one of the brightest English midfield talents when he broke through at Arsenal but injuries have largely besieged his initially promising career.

Wilshere has made 34 caps for the English national team, scoring twice, and was once considered one of world football’s most talented young creative midfielders.

But after a stress fracture on his ankle in 2011 Wilshere wouldn’t start a Premier League match for 17 months and he would later require ankle surgery after a separate knock a few years later.

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The midfielder would then suffer a major blow when he broke his fibula in 2015, keeping him out for 10 months.

According to Transfermarkt, Wilshere has had 16 career injuries.

After a loan spell with AFC Bournemouth – where he also had injury issues – Wilshere joined West Ham in 2018 on a deal reportedly worth £100k per week.

However things did not quite work out for the player and he hit out at the London club after being released for not giving him a proper chance.

“Despite all my best efforts and intentions, it has not worked out as expected,” wrote Wilshere [Twitter].

“I have been fully fit for a large period at the club, including over the course of the last eight months – training hard everyday – but unfortunately have not been given the opportunity to play.

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Jack Wilshere and Rangers boss Steven Gerrard played with each other with the England national team. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

“Although I am of course frustrated that I was not about to fully showcase what I am capable of at West Ham I remain convinced that I can still contribute at the very top of the game.”

The suggestion that Rangers have “already shown an interest” may come as a positive to some fans who have been urging the midfielder to join the ranks at Ibrox following his release.

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