By Frank McAvennie

7th Oct, 2020 | 6:00pm

Exclusive: McAvennie Wowed as Rangers make concrete move to sign 'Wonderful' player

Frank McAvennie is adamant that Rangers would be a “great move” for Jack Wilshere after Steven Gerrard made contact with the midfielder over a potential move.

However, the former Celtic and St Mirren striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that the Gers could only afford to sign the 28-year-old on a pay-as-you-play deal.

West Ham confirmed the departure of the centre-midfielder on Monday after the club mutually agreed to terminate his contract, which was due to expire next summer.

In a statement on Twitter, the 34-time England international claimed he was “fit, strong and ready to play”.

As reported by Football Insider, Rangers have made a concrete move to sign Wilshere on a free transfer.

When asked by Football Insider if the midfielder would be a welcome addition at Ibrox, McAvennie said: “Rangers would be a great move for him.

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“I am sure they would be delighted to sign him but they cannot afford to sign somebody that will be injured all the time. Unless he is going there on a pay-as-you-play deal, Rangers cannot afford him. That is the only way.

“If he plays he is a wonderful player. There is no doubt about it. Could he come up to Scotland and do it? I do not know.


“Look at the likes of Joey Barton who came up and did not hit the ground running and Joey was a wonderful player. I really do not know if that would work.”

Wilshere made just 19 appearances for the Hammers, of which only nine were starts, following his arrival on a free transfer from Arsenal in 2018.

In other Rangers news, Noel Whelan wowed by Gers latest recruit who he claims was a “very shrewd” signing.