Valencia have turned their attention towards signing Benfica’s Julian Weigl because free agent Jack Wilshere is “determined to head to Rangers”, according to Record.
The Portuguese newspaper claims that after Geoffrey Kondogbia joined Atletico Madrid, Valencia have eyed midfield reinforcements ahead of the January transfer window.
Cadena Cope reported last month that Benfica’s Weigl is an option for the La Liga club with Record claiming that their interest in him has been firmed up due to Wilshere’s desire to sign for Scottish Premiership leaders Rangers.
Wilshere’s situation has been an interesting one since he terminated his contract at West Ham last month.
While he has been linked with Rangers ever since he left the London Stadium, those links have never really seemed that solid.
One of the more believable reports about Wilshere’s future was one by The Mirror, which claims that the 34-times England international is keen on a move to the USA to play for an MLS club.
Wilshere’s injury issues are well-documented and could be one of the reasons why Steven Gerrard is yet to make a move for the free agent.
The former Arsenal midfielder has had continual problems in the last few years so would it really be wise to bring him to a more physical league than the English Premier League? And would it be a good idea to have him play on some of the plastic pitches?
And then you have Rangers’ fixture congestion, with the Gers playing twice a week, every week due to their Europa League campaign. Would Wilshere be able to keep up with that? He struggled with one match a week at West Ham.
It would make sense for Wilshere to head to USA but we can see why he would want to join Rangers and play a role in helping the Gers win the Scottish Premiership title and reach the Europa League knock-out stages.
In other Rangers news, Ryan Jack’s made an admission about Aberdeen ahead of this weekend’s showdown.