'If I'm honest...' - Exclusive: Hutton reacts to update on Rangers swoop for Wilshere
Alan Hutton insists that Jack Wilshere could be a “fantastic” signing on a free for Rangers if he can prove his fitness.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Gers defender believes a move to Ibrox would help the England international kickstart his career after a frustrating couple of years.
As revealed by Football Insider, Steven Gerrard has been in contact with the 28-year-old over a move to Ibrox as the Gers prepare a contract offer following his departure from West Ham.
— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) October 5, 2020
Wilshere managed to make just 19 appearances in his two-year spell at the London Stadium.
Hutton admits it would be a “massive decision” to move to Scotland but that claims it could be the catalyst the injury-prone midfielder needs to get his career back on track.
Hutton told Football Insider: “I’m really on the fence, I think he’s a fantastic player and it’s such a shame that injuries have really hampered his career, I really feel for him.
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“On the flip side, a move to Rangers, big club, playing in Europe, Steven Gerrard the manager – probably someone he looks up to, if I’m honest, obviously a fantastic midfielder and a great career so it’s someone he’ll probably aspire to be like.
“Again, you look at things like wages, he’d have to take a massive drop from what he was on to even think about it. If Wilshere wants to get his career going again, he’s going to have to make a massive decision.
“He’s not going to walk into a top-four, top-six side in the Premier League, you’re going to have to go lower than that, probably way lower. In my opinion, Rangers would be a great move but would he be guaranteed to play, week in, week out? I’m not so sure.
“If he can get back to the levels that we know he can and he can stay fit then of course he will but it’s going to be a big decision he’s going to have to make.”