RANGERS shouldn’t hesitate in grabbing free agent Jack Wilshire who had his West Ham £100,000-per-week contract ripped up on Monday.

The 28-year-old former England midfielder has already been linked with his former international team-mate Steven Gerrard at Ibrox, as Scotzine reported.

And Gers legend Ally McCoist insists his old club should jump at the chance of signing the free agent.

He told talkSPORT: “For the lad himself, and seemingly he’s been fit for six or seven months now which is great, he’s just got to get back playing.

“I know he’s been linked with America and I absolutely get that. You know, lifestyle, play somewhere hot whether it’s Tampa or Miami. I get that.

“But I just feel, surely, that he’s still got far too much to offer.

“Would I like to see him at Ibrox? I would. I think he’s a brilliant football player. I think Rangers probably need a little bit of steel in the middle of the park, as well.

“But if you’ve got an opportunity to sign real quality like that, then you can’t let that go by.

“I hear that argument about Wayne Rooney. There’s nobody played at a higher level than him and he’s still going strong.

“I just want to see him back playing somewhere at a good level, with a smile on his face, staying injury-free and enjoying the rest of his career.”

Former Arsenal wonderkid Wilshere endured an injury-jinxed spell at  the Hammers, but revealed that he has been fit for the last eight months.

Bookies have slashed odds on Ibrox being Wilshere’s next destination, with Gerrard’s club now odds-on favourites to sign him.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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