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Jack Wilshere signs for West Ham United

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Shannon Reynolds | 10 July, 2018, 17:21

Wilshere, who supported West Ham as a boy, will now fly out to Switzerland to join his new team-mates on their pre-season training camp in Bad Ragaz.

Mario Husillos, director of football at West Ham, said he and Pellegrini had made Wilshere's signing a priority once they knew he would be available.

Speaking after signing for West Ham, the 26-year-old said he feels good joining his childhood club.

"Many people know that I've had a special bond with this club growing up". "The manager being one and the way he wants to play and where he sees me playing".

Wilshere said there were various factors that influenced him to join the club. He's got to be ready for the challenge because the West Ham fans, if things aren't going well they can be pretty ferocious as we've seen this year.

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".

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'It's well known that I come from a family of Hammers and it's a special moment to sign for the club I used to go and watch as a boy.

West Ham finished 13th in their last campaign.

Wilshere grew up in a West Ham-supporting family, idolising the likes of John Moncur, Paolo Di Canio and Joe Cole.

The 26-year-old has been playing in the Premier League for his entire career, making 125 league appearances for Arsenal, whilst also playing 40 times for the Gunners in European competitions.

Wilshere parted ways with the Gunners after his contract expired last month.

"He's only 25/26, still got plenty of game time in him and I hope he does well".

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