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Gascoigne 2.0: Rangers must sign Jack Wilshere on a free transfer

While the transfer window may be closed, Glasgow Rangers may be about to make a surprise move if recent reports are to be believed…

What’s the word?

According to talkSPORT, as relayed by The Daily Record, Rangers have been linked to Jack Wilshere after his West Ham contract was ripped apart on deadline day.

The former England international’s career has been ravaged by injuries and he struggled to settle down under David Moyes.

Is Jack Wilshere the perfect fit for Rangers?





But talkSPORT claims a move to Rangers “should not be ruled out” after he left the London Stadium as a free agent.

It’s also claimed that Wilshere is willing to listen to offers from elsewhere though it remains to be seen if Ross Wilson will sanction a shock move.

Gascoigne 2.0?

This could be a shrewd signing from Wilson if he can work his magic. Rangers signed Bongani Zungu on a season-long loan from French side Amiens with the club retaining the option to buy him permanently in the summer.

It could be argued that Steven Gerrard’s side still lack the attacking midfielder he has been craving for so long.

The majority of the goals have been scored or created by Alfredo Morelos and Ianis Hagi while James Tavernier has chipped in as well – imagine what Wilshere would be able to do behind Morelos in particular.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola once claimed Wilshere has a “special quality” on the ball during his time on loan at AFC Bournemouth.

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The 28-year-old arguably enjoyed some of his best football back in the 2013/14 season where he scored three goals and supplied four assists in the Premier League, whilst averaging 1.9 dribbles and 1.4 key passes per game, via WhoScored.

In comparison Hagi is only averaging 0.7 dribbles per game whilst Scott Arfield is managing just 1 key pass per game from four starts in the Scottish top flight.

Wilshere was once described as “the best English talent since Paul Gascoigne” and insisted the club legend inspired him to play without fear for England.

As it stands the Gers must take a gamble on the £4m-rated ace as he will be available for free.

Even in the event a transfer doesn’t work out as well as planned, the club could still sell him for a greater profit.

The fact that Rangers have “already shown an interest” should give fans some confidence.

AND in other news, Ross Wilson has made the right decision after Rangers reject Alfredo Morelos loan interest

Article title: Gascoigne 2.0: Rangers must sign Jack Wilshere on a free transfer

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