The Mirror claims that Rangers linked free agent, Jack Wilshere, is keen on a move to the MLS.
The extremely talented England international announced his departure from West Ham on Twitter on earlier this month, citing continued selection snubs as the reason behind his decision.
— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) October 5, 2020
Wilshere insisted he was still hungry to play at a high level and the Press Association subsequently reported that he would be open to speaking to Rangers about a potential move, although, at that point, no contact had been made.
However, the Mirror claims that the player actually favours a move to the MLS.
Several other high profile English midfielders, such as David Beckham, Frank Lampard and Gers boss, Steven Gerrard, have made the move stateside in the past.
However, those players were all several years older than Wilshere at the time, with Lampard and Gerrard in particular, clearly heading to the US for swansong seasons.
Rangers linked Jack Wilshere said to favour MLS move – Verdict
Wilshere is a top-class operator and plenty of Rangers supporters were delighted to see him linked with a move to Ibrox.
As a free agent, there would be no initial financial risk involved in bringing him to the club, either.
However, the ex-Arsenal star would likely command big wages and his injury history is poor.
His apparent interest in a move to the MLS does seem to contradict his comments about retaining ambition to play at the top level, but perhaps he views a possible stint in the US as a chance to prove his fitness, with a view to returning to Europe at a later date.
While it’s always good to be on the lookout for more quality, Gers fans shouldn’t be too down if Wilshere does end up elsewhere.
After all, Gerrard already has Steven Davis, Ryan Jack, Glen Kamara, Scott Arfield, Joe Aribo and Bongani Zungu to call upon in midfield and six internationals isn’t a bad haul.