Glasgow giants Rangers are said to be considering an approach for free agent midfielder Jack Wilshere.
The 28-year-old was released by West Ham United on Monday after a couple of injury-ravaged seasons.
Capped 34 times by England, the talented schemer made only 16 Premier League appearances following his August 2018 debut. He managed just six league starts in that time and the writing was on the wall.
The former Arsenal man was handed a three-year deal by then Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini two years ago. That was terminated by mutual consent, with question marks over the player’s future.
A history of injury woes plus off-field issues mean top Premier League clubs are unlikely to get involved. However, Gers chief Steven Gerrard might be willing to take a punt on the Stevenage-born star.
Rangers secured the services of South Africa international midfielder Bongani Zungu on a season-long loan on Monday. The Ibrox giants took advantage of French Ligue 1 club Amiens’ relegation to land the 27-year-old.
Gerrard’s men have made a solid start to their Scottish Premiership campaign, sitting top of the tree after 10 games. Celtic are just a point behind and Wilshere might be the man to add some class to the midfield and keep them ahead of the Hoops.
At his best, the man who spent six years at the Emirates Stadium can unlock any defence. However, he can go missing in games and will need to fully focus on football to prolong his career.
Moyes loses patience with Wilshere
There appears to be no place for a luxury player like Wilshere at West Ham for manager David Moyes.
Having flirted with relegation for much of last season, the East End outfit finished 16th. A late-season rally after the re-start kept them afloat and the boss does not want a repeat.
As ever, the pragmatic Scot will make his side hard to beat and Wilshere clearly did not feature in his plans.
Premier League defeats to Newcastle and Arsenal were follow by comprehensive victories over Wolves and Leicester City. Keeping up that momentum is key but things will not get any easier.
Trips to Tottenham and Liverpool flank the visit of Manchester City in a huge test for the club’s ambitions.