West Ham confirm signing of Jack Wilshere on three year contract

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Jack Wilshere has signed a three-year deal with West Ham United in one of the most high profile transfers of the summer so far.

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

"It feels good, it feels special", the England worldwide told his new club's official website.

'At 26, he still has many years of football in front of him, and I believe he will be a great asset for us, ' he told the club's official website.

After 17 years at Arsenal, the 26-year-old has moved on and joined West Ham. "It feels good and of course my family and a few of my friends are West Ham fans so everyone's buzzing".

Wilshere said he did not have to think twice when he learned of Pellegrini's interest which made him join the east Londoners.

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Signing the former Gunner, who has enjoyed loan spells at Bolton and Bournemouth, means acquiring a player laced with Premier League experience.

Pellegrini added: "Most importantly, he is hungry to play for West Ham, and determined to reproduce the level of performance that he has shown in the past".

After returning from a broken foot, Wilshere proved his fitness for Arsenal last season, making 29 starts in all competitions.

Wilshere had been linked with a move to other Premier League sides, and also a move overseas to Italy, where there has been much interest in the midfielder.

Wilshere is set to fly to Switzerland to link up with new West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini's squad at the club's pre-season training camp.

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