England midfielder Jack Wilshere has joined West Ham on a three-year deal the club have confirmed.
Wilshere whose contract with the Arsenal expired at the end of June says he has joined the club he supported as a boy.
Wilshere, who has been capped 34 times by England and is a boyhood Hammers fan, said upon the completion of his move: “It feels good, it feels special,” Wilshere told the club’s official website.
“Many people know that I’ve had a special bond with this club growing up.
“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.”
Interestingly, Wilshere’s first ever English Premier League goal came against West Ham, as an 18 year old playing for Bolton in March 2010.
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