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Option bleak on deals for former Hammer

Former Hammer Jack Wilshere has his heart on a move to Glasgow Rangers, according to Portuguese outlet, Record.

Wilshere has been a free agent since terminating his Hammers contract by mutual consent in October picking up a multi-million payout.

The 28-year-old suggested he was eyeing a move overseas but there has been little firm interest now Valencia has pulled out and Steven Gerrard maybe Wilshere’s last hope of playing in a top-flight league this season.

Rangers are flying at the top of the Scottish Premiership table and in the Europa League but Wilshere could be forced to accept a pay as you play deal with clubs not prepared to take a chance on his previous injury record.

Wilshere did enjoy £100,000 per week wages at West Ham whilst previously earning £90,000 per week with Arsenal. He may have to accept to considerably reduce his salary expectations if he really wants to play football again.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

6 comments on “Option bleak on deals for former Hammer

  1. surely not, after we treated him so badly.
    I think he said he didn’t want anther club like us.
    He won’t find another mug club like us to give him a 3 year deal on 100k a week.

    • So the Hammers treated him badly by giving him £100,000 a week and then he says he doesn’t want to go to a club like West Ham!
      He spent most of his time in the treatment room!
      I can’t believe he is still expecting to get around £100,000 a week from another club like Rangers. I don’t think he has to worry where his next meal is coming from.

    • I think you’ll find Dave that the expression is “Money for old rope”!

  2. This is something I’ve often said, but I suppose it is worth saying again. Someone with his injury record should be asking himself “what do I want?” If the answer is “I want to play at the top level in a top tier league”, then as it stands, he’s going to be disappointed, because no one will take a chance given his injury record. On the other hand, if the answer is “I want to play football”, then there are doubtless many clubs further down the leagues who would be willing to give him a chance if they can get a player of his undoubted ability – and we can all agree that his is a quality player when he isn’t crocked. It isn’t as if he needs the money.

    If he can go somewhere, prove his fitness by having an extended run, exert his influence on the pitch, then his time in the Championship (or even League 1) wouldn’t be wasted, as no doubt someone at a higher level would take notice.

  3. He most certainly isn’t walking like he’s talking?
    I thought he’d be hot property and snapped up within days of having his coffers topped up by us.
    If he’s so confident in his fitness and abilities, surely he would offer his services, at a pay/game basis. Ungrateful little…you know the rest!

  4. Quite a contrast to Winston Reid who has gone out and is turning in good performances in the MLS

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