Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall has hinted that he could soon offer Rangers linked free agent Jack Wilshere a short-term deal [Scottish Sun].

Since Wilshere’s West Ham contract was cancelled by mutual consent in October, there has been a lot of speculation about his future.

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Jack Wilshere was linked with Rangers after leaving West Ham. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The 29-year-old was almost immediately linked with a move to Rangers [PA] before it was reported that his preference would be to head to the United States to join an MLS team [Mirror].

In November, he stated his preference to move overseas, while later that month he angered Rangers supporters with what some viewed as disrespectful comments about the club.

The Ibrox speculation could soon be brought to an end once and for all, though, with Wilshere seemingly on the verge of landing a short-term deal with Bournemouth.

The England international spent the 2016/17 season on loan at Dean Court from Arsenal and he’s impressed Cherries boss Jason Tindall whilst training with the club in recent weeks.

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“Jack is still training with us,” he said [Scottish Sun]. “It is good to have him and he is looking sharp in training.”


“We will keep monitoring that situation in the next week or two. We’ll see where Jack is at and what we feel as a club would be the best thing moving forward.

“Whenever you have a player of Jack’s quality training with you and you get a chance to have a look at it, it would be foolish to say there is not a chance of wanting to do something. It is a question of seeing if he can be an asset to us for the second half of the season.

“He is really enjoying his time here so we will have to maybe have a discussion in the next week or so.”

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Rangers linked midfielder Wilshere looks set to join Bournemouth. (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

Rangers are currently relatively short on options in the middle of the park with injuries to Ryan Jack and Scott Arfield leaving Steven Gerrard with just four established midfielders at his disposal.

Yet, given Wilshere’s injury history and likely significant wage demands, it was a sensible call from the Gers not to make a move.

On Wednesday, it was reported that the club are monitoring a Nigeria international who plays for Shooting Stars S.C.

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