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West Ham sign England international Jack Wilshere

PUBLISHED: 16:29 09 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:29 09 July 2018

Jack Wilshere signs for West Ham

Jack Wilshere signs for West Ham

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Hammers give former Arsenal man a three-year deal

Jack Wilshere signs for West HamJack Wilshere signs for West Ham

West Ham have swooped to sign England international midfielder Jack Wilshere in a three-year deal.

The 26-year-old left Arsenal in the summer and after lengthy negotiations over his wage structure and appearance fees, he signed a deal to bring him to the club he supported as a boy.

The 34-cap England international signed on Monday and will fly out to Switzerland to link up with Manuel Pellegrini’s squad at their pre-season training camp in Bad Ragaz.

“It feels good, it feels special,” said Wilshere, whose father and brother are also lifelong Hammers. “Many people know that I’ve had a special bond with this club growing up.

Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has signed for Westr Ham. Credit PAFormer Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has signed for Westr Ham. Credit PA

“People will have seen the picture of me in a West Ham shirt and I’ve got good memories of my childhood supporting West Ham, watching them at Upton Park. It feels good and of course my family and a few of my friends are West Ham fans so everyone’s buzzing.”

Despite his career being badly affected by injuries, the Hammers that they can get the best out of the player, who can be devastating with his passing on his day..

West Ham director of football Mario Husillos said: “Manuel and I identified him as a target as soon as we joined the club and we are delighted to have succeeded in securing Jack’s signature above a number of other teams.”

Wilshere made 197 first-team appearances for Arsenal and was part of the 2014 and 2015 FA Cup-winning sides.

After spending the 2016-17 campaign on loan at fellow Premier League side Bournemouth, he returned to the Gunners and made 38 appearances last season, but was not included in Gareth Southgate’s England World Cup squad.

For the player it was an obvious move one he had decided to leave The Emirates.

“The fans had a bearing,” he said. Everyone knows how big West Ham’s fanbase is – and especially in this new Stadium. Not many clubs could fill it week in, week out, and West Ham do.

“I want to be playing here in front of the Hammers, and my bond I’ve had with the Club over my childhood will make it even more special.”

He is certainly saying the right things, now he must get himself fit and show it when he gets on the pitch.

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