Rangers-linked free-agent midfielder Jack Wilshere might’ve admitted he would be interested in a move to Ibrox – but his words haven’t exactly inspired the confidence of Rangers fans.

The Ibrox club’s supporters have taken to Twitter to largely rail against the comments of Wilshere who claimed that whilst he might be interested, Rangers “wouldn’t be my first choice”.

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Some Rangers fans appear to have turned on the idea of signing Jack Wilshere following his comments about a prospective move and have questioned his attitude. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

The ex-Arsenal midfielder – who is without a club since being released by West Ham in October – also says that he would only consider moving to Glasgow due to Steven Gerrard.

“It would interest me because it’s Steven Gerrard,” said Wilshere [Dubai Eye].


“That’s no disrespect to Scotland.

“It never crossed my mind playing there but now that Gerrard’s there the door certainly isn’t closed by it wouldn’t be my first choice.”

With positions in the midfield at Ibrox very competitive and Rangers very particular about those who come into the club, these comments are being viewed as pretty ignorant and ill-informed.

They reek of that standard English football arrogance we’ve come to expect and Wilshere wouldn’t be the first to slate the Scottish game then toil when they travel up north.

There’s been nothing official about any Rangers interest in Wilshere and whilst fans might’ve made the call in October, many don’t want someone at the club if it would be their second choice.

The comments of Wilshere come after a report in Portugal claimed that the 28-year-old had turned down a move to Spanish outfit Valencia because he was holding out for a move to Rangers [Record].

A source close to Wilshere had also told the Press Association that the midfielder would consider Ibrox way back when links started appearing in the press.

Dubious journalist Nicola Schira had claimed that Rangers were in negotiations with the player, something later echoed by ex-Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips [Football Insider].

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