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20th Jun, 2018 | 1:23pm

Free agent would be perfect Celtic signing, but market forces dictate it will never happen


If there is a player that Brendan Rodgers would love to bring to Celtic, it would be Jack Wilshere.

The former Arsenal midfielder is available as well, after he announced on his personal Twitter account that he was leaving the Gunners.

The 26-year-old should be just getting into the prime of his career, and the battling midfielder would be a perfect long-term replacement for Scott Brown.

There is only one – admittedly large – stumbling block to this deal taking place – the Hoops would never be able to afford his wages.

The Daily Express reported that the player was looking for a deal that would have been worth £130,000 a week with the Gunners, which is completely out the Hoops’ league.

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The report also claims that the England international was offered £90,000 a week by Arsenal, which represented a pay cut.

Those figures show just how difficult it is for the Bhoys to compete with clubs in the English Premier League for players, as a host of clubs will be able to offer Wilshere the wages he wants.

Whilst the Hoops can splash the cash when need be – look at the recent signing of Odsonne Edouard, for example, battling English clubs for players is usually a step too far.

That is why when the Hoops sign players from the Premier League it is usually players who seems to be on the downside of their career, like Scott Sinclair – the bigger names just won’t be tempted by the wages on offer.

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