There remains no official confirmation one way or the other that Jack Wilshere is a genuine transfer target for Rangers, however, what seemed like a pipe dream appears to be a distinct possibility.
Speaking to Football Insider, Kevin Phillips has revealed just how close a move to Scotland could be for the former West Ham United midfielder.
So what has Phillips said?
When asked to comment on the recent speculation linking Steven Gerrard with his old England colleague, he said:
“I understand Wilshere is deep into negotiations with Rangers.
“I think that move would suit him down to the ground. I think it would be a breeze in that league for him.
“I am big fan of Jack Wilshere. When he is fit and is travelling with the ball, there are not many better. A tremendous left foot and he can ghost past people.
“If he can stay fit, he would dominate in that league. It would definitely be a fantastic signing for Rangers.”
So is Phillips correct?
There have been claims that both sides are flirting with each other and would be open to a move, but as yet, no formal or official offer has been made.
It wouldn’t have taken much for the Gers gaffer to pick up the phone to a player he once crossed swords with on the pitch and it would be of little surprise if he hasn’t at least sounded him out about the possibility of a move, that the player refused to rule out a move to the Scottish Premiership tells a story in itself.
Would Wilshere be the best player in Scotland?
Every pundit that has spoken about the rumour has said the same thing, how good he would be for Rangers – if they can keep him fit – but, given his quality, it would be a risk worth taking and one that would once again bring Scottish football back under the spotlight.