Wilkins believes the French forward can still make an impression at the gameâ€™s highest level.
â€śNicolas Anelka has got so much to offer,â€ť Wilkins told talkSPORT. â€śHe is one of the fittest human beings Iâ€™ve ever come across.
â€śHe works extremely hard on his game and is very strict in what he does. Heâ€™s still got a good couple of years left in him. Heâ€™s an absolute diamond.
â€śWe read a lot about his sulking but I never found that with Nicolas. He can still play for a top four club in the Premier League.
â€śAnelka hasnâ€™t played a lot recently but he still has so much more to offer, his pace, his goal scoring ability, the way he can bring other players into the game. Heâ€™s top quality.â€ť