Exclusive: Campbell fears for Wilshere after Rangers talks amid big Athletic update
Kevin Campbell fears former Rangers target Jack Wilshere will find it “very difficult” to get a new club because of his injury record.
The former Gunners and Everton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that teams would be taking “a gamble” in signing the 28-year-old with question marks over his durability.
Wilshere left West Ham last month after he agreed to mutually terminate his contract at the London Stadium.
The Athletic revealed on Sunday that the former Arsenal playmaker has received several proposals from various countries, including Australia, but a deal is not thought to be close.
Football Insider understands that Steven Gerrard’s Rangers were interested in Wilshere and held initial talks but pulled out of the race upon hearing that the player wanted to move abroad.
Campbell insists that the 34-time England international’s talent has never been in question.
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“It is difficult for teams to take a gamble on Jack because of his injury record,” he told Football Insider.
“It is a matter of staying fit and proving to clubs that he can play, that he is durable. That is the only argument that goes against him.
“Nobody can question his talent but he has had so many injuries that now clubs are reluctant to take a chance on him.
“It is a very difficult situation for Jack but hopefully he can get himself sorted out. It is key that he stays fit.”
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