Jack Wilshere speaks after West Ham United move, praises fans

Blaise Matuidi of Juventus competes for the ball with Jordan Lukaku of SS Lazio during the serie A match between SS Lazio and Juventus at Stadio Olimpico

"My family and a few of my friends are West Ham fans so everyone's buzzing".

Anderson, a former transfer target for Manchester United, will likely sign a long-term contract at London Stadium as West Ham look to break into the Premier League's coveted European places.

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

The move allows him to stay in London, play first team football and join a club whose fanbase's passion matches the blood and thunder that he plays with on the pitch.

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

The England global told West Ham's official website: "I think it was a number of things, the manager being one and the way he wants to play and where he sees me playing".

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Manuel Pellegrini's West Ham were heavily linked with a move for Lukaku, but were priced out as Lazio demanded a €70m fee for a douple swoop involving Lukaku and Felipe Anderson.

Wilshere has explained his reason for joining West Ham after leaving Arsenal earlier this summer, and has also praised the fans. Wilshere graduated from the Gunners' academy and was considered the club's best young player for many years, but injury has plagued his development.

'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 a passionate man and has shown winning characteristics throughout his career".

Corinthians have confirmed the sale of Balbuena to West Ham and the Paraguay centre back will have a medical.

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