Rangers legend Ally McCoist has raised doubts over the suitability of free-agent ex-England international midfielder Jack Wilshere for Steven Gerrard’s side.
When asked about the ongoing speculation surrounding Rangers and Wilshere, McCoist was quick to point out that the injury-prone player needs games to get back to fitness.
Speaking on talkSPORT’s Breakfast Show [06/10/20 at 6:10am] McCoist said that he didn’t know if a move to Rangers would be suitable given the Gers have just signed a new midfielder.
The Ibrox club announced the deadline day signing of South African international Bongani Zungu on a loan-to-buy deal from Amiens.
“There’s talk about him and Rangers,” said McCoist.
“I just think his career has come to a standstill a little bit. I don’t know if you [Alan Brazil] agree or not.
“[As for Rangers] I don’t know.
“It’s clearly going to be depending on what kind of options he has available.
“The wee fella has got to get back playing and get his career back on track. Rangers have actually bought a South African midfielder.
“I don’t know much about, but a holding midfielder in the middle of the park. But Jack has got to get back playing.”
talkSPORT breakfast host Alan Brazil also claimed on the show that he received a text regarding the midfielder which claimed he has been fit for the last eight months.
“I didn’t want to bring it up, but I got a text a couple of days ago saying that Jack has been fit for eight months,” said Brazil.
“He’s just not getting a game, but he has been fit. It’s not an injury. It’s not a niggle. He’s alright and ready for selection.”
These claims follow up those of Wilshere, who took to Twitter to claim he wasn’t given a chance at the Olympic Stadium before his reported £100k per week deal was terminated.
Reports linking Rangers to the player intensified when reputable West Ham insider Ex-WHU Employee claimed that Rangers had “already shown an interest.”
These intensified after controversial journalist Nichola Schira claimed that the Ibrox side were in “advanced talks” with the midfielder.
But before Rangers fans get too excited about Schira’s comments, there have been a few grumbles about the journalist’s previous speculative comments.