Former Arsenal and West Ham star, Jack Wilshere, is set on a move to Rangers, according to Portuguese outlet, Record.

Wilshere has been a free agent since terminating his Hammers contract in October, after becoming frustrated with his lack of playing opportunities.

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Ex-Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is said to be keen on a move to Rangers. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The Press Association reported at the time that he would be open to speaking to Rangers about a potential move to Ibrox.

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The initial speculation died down soon after, though, when the 28-year-old suggested he was eyeing a move overseas [Super 6 Podcast].

However, talk has resumed in recent days and Record are now claiming that Valencia have pulled out of the race to sign Wilshere due to his determination to join the Gers.

 

It’s suggested that the Spanish giants were looking at the England international as a potential replacement for Geoffrey Kondogbia – who recently joined Atletico Madrid – but are now turning their attention solely to Julian Weigl of Benfica.

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Reported Valencia target Weigl recently played against Rangers in the Europa League. (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

It’s easy to see how Rangers would be attractive to a quality free agent like Wilshere right now.

Steven Gerrard’s side are flying at the top of the Premiership table and thriving against quality opposition in the Europa League.

However, it remains to be seen how much truth there is to this report, especially given that the 28-year-old has made it relatively clear that his preference is to move abroad.

Given the considerable strength in depth the Gers currently have in midfield, especially after the recent arrival of Bongani Zungu, it’s also unlikely that the club would go out of their way to attempt to recruit another player for that position.

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