Jack Wilshere has opened up on the reason why he didn’t move to Rangers earlier this season, claiming that they weren’t interested in signing him.
The former Arsenal midfielder has endured a torrid time during his playing career as a series of injuries have stopped him from showcasing his undoubted quality on a regular basis.
After moving to West Ham in 2018 the player showed signs of getting back to his best but ended up leaving the club in October last year as he sought a new challenge that could give him more regular first team action.
A number of clubs were said to be keen on a deal to sign the former England international with Scottish giants Rangers said to be one of those thought to be plotting a move.
Steven Gerrard’s side look destined to win the Scottish Premiership title and could have been an ideal place for Wilshere to kickstart his career, however the midfielder took the decision to join Bournemouth in the Championship instead.
Some had questioned why he chose not to join the Scottish side, but while hosting a Q&A on Instagram the midfielder revealed that they were never actually deemed to be a genuine option.
Responding to a question about a move to Rangers, Wilshere said: “They didn’t want me.”
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This certainly clears up the speculation around Rangers.
A move to Scotland would certainly have been a decent option, but let’s not pretend that moving to Bournemouth wasn’t a good move in itself.
Wilshere has the opportunity to potentially play in the Premier League next term and if the Cherries do go on to secure promotion then I’m sure that plenty will be delighted that the former Arsenal man will have another chance to prove himself in the top flight.