Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Jack Wilshere completes free transfer to West Ham on three-year deal

Jack Wilshere completes free transfer to West Ham on three-year deal

Born in Hertfordshire, Wilshere grew up in a family of Irons supporters.

'It feels good, it feels special, ' Wilshere told the club's website.

The long-running Jack Wilshere's connection to Arsenal seems to be over with the English midfielder set to join West Ham United on Monday as the midfielder undergone a medical at the London side.

When Jack Wilshere left Arsenal this summer, nearly in tandem with father-figure Arsene Wenger, speculation about his next destination was rather timid in comparison to the rumours surrounding players of his ilk.

"Many people know that I've had a special bond with this club growing up".

It was confirmed last month that Wilshere would be leaving Arsenal, having spent his entire career there to date, after discussions with new manager Unai Emery.

"I've got good memories of my childhood supporting West Ham, watching them at Upton Park".

Wilshere, who missed out on a place in England's World Cup squad despite a good season with Arsenal, will now fly out to join West Ham's squad on their pre-season tour in Switzerland.

Hammers director of football Husillos said of the deal: "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".

"The fans, of course - everyone knows how big West Ham's fanbase is - and especially in this new stadium".

Whilst the photograph doesn't reveal too much, it shows just how much Jack Wilshere retains affection for the Hammers, becoming apparent it would be his club of choice now that his contract has expired. The London club are also keen on the Borussia Dortmund and Ukraine forward, Andriy Yarmolenko, with a fee of around £18m mooted.

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