Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere looks set to exit the Emirates this summer when his contract comes to an end – and Rangers manager Steven Gerrard should launch an audacious swoop to bring him to Ibrox.
The 26-year-old appeared to be on the brink of renewing his deal with Arsenal but, according to the Daily Mirror, he will instead move on to pastures new.
The Gers already have a wealth of talent in midfield but the addition of Wilshere would be a real statement of intent by the Ibrox giants as they try to stop Celtic’s recent domination of the Scottish game.
Wilshere has struggled to force his way into a regular spot in the Arsenal side in recent seasons – costing him a place at this summer’s World Cup – and a move to Ibrox and regular first-team football would be a fantastic opportunity for him.
Working under Steven Gerrard could also really help Wilshere and give him the chance to prove his doubters wrong and re-establish himself as one of the best English midfielders around.
Wages would obviously be a massive stumbling block for the Light Blues but the chance to come and compete for titles, as well as giving himself a huge platform to show what he can do, would surely be tempting for Wilshere.
He’ll no doubt have a variety of options available to him for the coming season but there are few that give him the same shop window as playing for the Light Blues would.
A deal to bring Wilshere to Ibrox would be unlikely to happen but Gerrard and director of football Mark Allen should at least ask the question of the midfielder and gauge if there is any interest there.
In other Rangers transfer news, they are leading the hunt to sign an in-demand attacker from Liverpool.