By Darren Bent

8th Oct, 2020 | 4:45pm

'Wow' - Exclusive: Bent drools at potential Rangers signing after Ibrox talks begin

Darren Bent has claimed that Rangers manager Steven Gerrard could be the man to “get the best” out of Jack Wilshere. 

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former England international suggested that the 28-year-old still has “real quality” to offer, but must steer clear of the injuries issues that have dogged his career in the past.

As revealed by Football Insider, the Gers have held talks with the midfielder, who is now a free agent after terminating his contract with West Ham earlier this week.

Gerrard has been in personal contact with his former England teammate, and Wilshere is attracted to the prospect of reigniting his career in Glasgow after a difficult spell with the Hammers.

And Bent believes that it could be a move that benefits both player and club.

When asked whether it would be a smart idea for Rangers to move for the 34-cap international, Bent told Football Insider: “It would be.

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“Steven Gerrard would be able to get the best out of him you’d think, but at the same time, it’s one of them – he needs to go somewhere, enjoy playing his football again, try and stay clear of the injuries, and go from there.

“That’s the one thing that’s hindered him, injuries.

“If Stevie G could add Jack Wilshere, then wow, it would be very interesting because he’s a player of real quality.”

Wilshere signed for West Ham in the summer of 2018, but was blighted by injuries during his spell in east London, and made just 19 appearances for the club.

Of those outings only nine were starts, and the midfielder registered just one goal – finding the back of the net in a EFL Cup win over Newport County last season.

In other news, a major update on the Rangers bid to sign £5million-valued star for free can be revealed.