Midfielder Wilshere joins West Ham on 3-year deal

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London, July 9 (IANS) Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on Monday joined capital football club West Ham United on a three-year deal.

“The 26-year-old midfielder arrives at West Ham on a three-year contract and joins the club he supported as a boy after he chose to leave Arsenal after 17 years when his contract expired last month,” West Ham said in a statement.

“The 34-cap England international put pen-to-paper with the Hammers 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. Many people know that I’ve had a special bond with this club growing up,” Wilshere, whose father and brother are also lifelong supporters of West Ham, said in a statement.

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“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.”

–IANS

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