‘He could help prevent Celtic from getting their 10-in-a-row’: John Barnes believes Jack Wilshere could be the catalyst to help Rangers bring an end to the Hoops’ dominance in Scotland
John Barnes believes Rangers should make a move to sign Jack WilshereThe Liverpool legend is confident the ex-Arsenal man could do a job at IbroxBarnes even claimed that Wilshere could help bring an end to Celtic’s dominanceRangers are yet to make a move for Wilshere after West Ham ended his contract
Liverpool legend and former Celtic boss John Barnes believes Rangers should sign free agent Jack Wilshere.
The 28-year-old midfielder is now a free agent after leaving West Ham and a move to Ibrox could hugely benefit Gers boss Steven Gerrard as he looks to break Celtic’s stranglehold on Scottish football.
Ex-Celtic boss John Barnes believes Rangers should sign free agent Jack Wilshere (pictured)
Celtic are on course to win 10 league titles in a row this season but that could come to an end if Rangers had someone like Wilshere in the heart of their midfield, says Barnes.
He told BonusCodeBets: ‘I believe Wilshere would be a great signing for Rangers – it really could be the perfect club for him.
‘He’s had a number of injuries throughout his career, but at Rangers he’d have an understanding manager in Steven – someone he knows personally, who’d allow him to stay fit and, most importantly, to play.
‘Jack would bring a lot to the table – he’s creative in his play and he’s hungry. He really wants to get back out there and has a lot to give.
The Liverpool legend believes Wilshere could help bring an end to Celtic’s dominance
Celtic are on course to win 10 Premiership league titles in a row this season
‘Perhaps someone like Wilshere could help Rangers prevent Celtic from getting their 10-in-a-row.’
Gerrard has spoken effusively of Wilshere in the past, insisting the then-Arsenal youngster had ‘the potential to become one of the best in the world’ when he was joining up with him on international duty seven years ago.
And Charlie Adam, a former Rangers midfielder, has told the club to get a deal done for Wilshere.
Speaking on PLZ Soccer, former Liverpool midfielder Adam was adamant Gerrard and Wilshere should be reunited once again, saying: ‘There’s always a possibility Wilshere could come to Rangers.
‘Will it be a pay as you play? Because he will still be getting paid from West Ham, and he might just think I might go up there and play until the end of this season.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard (pictured) has spoken effusively of Wilshere in the past
Ex-Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam has urged his former club to get a deal for Wilshere done
‘I could see it happening because Steven’s got that presence so it wouldn’t surprise me.
‘When a quality player like Wilshere becomes available you’ve got to grab the bull by the horns and try and get that deal done.’
However, former Celtic striker Carlton Cole has sounded a note of warning for Wilshere about a potential move to Glasgow, telling talkSPORT: ‘It would be a bit too cold for him. Plus you have artificial pitches up there.
‘When I played up there I had knee problems but some of the grounds had astroturf and I couldn’t play.
‘As soon as I play on it or train on it I’m out for a week with swollen knees so it wouldn’t be great for him.’