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Rangers would be getting a “very, very different” Jack Wilshere to the one that was at West Ham if they signed him, according to Paul Robinson.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Leeds and England goalkeeper delivered his verdict after the midfielder left the Hammers.

The 28-year-old had his West Ham contract terminated on Monday and is now free to sign for a club despite the transfer window closing.

Rangers are in dialogue with Wilshere about signing him on a free transfer in what would be a sensational deal.

The former Arsenal-man played alongside Rangers boss Steven Gerrard for England and against him in the Premier League.

Asked by Football Insider what he made of Wilshere quitting West Ham, Robinson said: “He obviously wants to go and play football and that’s quite refreshing to see.

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“The fact he’s not just sat there picking up his wage and he’s said in his statement that he’s been fit for the last eight months and just not been utilised.

“He’s not wanted to rest on his laurels and pick up his wage packet so you’ve got to give him credit.

“Someone is always going to take Jack Wilshere, he’s a very good player.

“Yes, he has had his injury problems but you can see now just from his statement that he’s hungry. He’s obviously fit and wants to play.

“Whoever gets him will probably get a very, very focused very, very different Jack Wilshere to the one from six or seven years ago.”

 

 

Despite claiming he has been fit for eight months, Wilshere only played eight Premier League games last season including just two starts.

Across his two seasons at the east London club he played just 19 games for the Hammers in all competitions.

In other news, Noel Whelan has been left wowed by Rangers’ new recruit after the deal was confirmed.