'Being honest' - Uncertainty as formerly Rangers linked Jack Wilshere addresses future
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Formerly Rangers linked Jack Wilshere addresses future as Bournemouth deal nears end

Formerly Rangers linked midfielder Jack Wilshere says he’s in the dark regarding his future with his short-term Bournemouth deal nearing an end.

Wilshere was first linked with a move to Rangers in October 2020 following his exit from West Ham [talkSPORT] and rumours persisted into 2021 as he continued his search for a new club.

Jack Wilshere spent months as a free agent after leaving West Ham before eventually joining Bournemouth. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The 34-cap England international didn’t end up at Ibrox, though, instead signing for Bournemouth in mid-January on a short-term deal.


He’s since turned out 17 times for the Cherries and delivered the odd impressive performance whilst managing to stay largely injury free.

However, Wilshere wasn’t able to cement a spot in the starting XI and played just nine minutes across the two legs of their playoff semi-final defeat to Brentford which concluded at the weekend.

His current deal is set to expire at the end of next month and he could soon be on the move once again, judging by an update he posted on Instagram on Wednesday.

“Thank you to everyone @officialafcb for the last five months,’ he wrote. “My teammates, All the staff and especially the fans. You were amazing last time and continued to support me this time.”

“Being honest, I don’t know if this is the end. The coming weeks will tell. Unfortunately, we didn’t reach our goal of promotion but there is plenty of positives and experience to take into next year to get this club back where it belongs! Have a good summer.”

Some Rangers fans were very excited when the club was initially linked with Wilshere and there’s no doubt that he has quality.

When fit, the midfielder is a silky operator with plenty of Premier League and Champions League experience and he’s still a good age.

Formerly Rangers linked Jack Wilshere has provided an update on his future. (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

However, other supporters weren’t convinced he would be a good fit due to his wage demands and poor injury history and after contributing just one goal and one assist in the Championship over the second half of this season, it seems clear that he’s not quite at the level he once was.

The Gers need reinforcements in the middle of the park this summer but a move for Wilshere would be a risk and it would be a surprise if he ended up at Ibrox.

In other news, a Rangers loanee has been labelled a ‘beast’ by his loan club following a dominant debut display.

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