West Ham confirm signing of Jack Wilshere on three year contract

West Ham confirm signing of Jack Wilshere on three year contract

The central and attacking midfielders now on the books at West Ham include Cheik Kouyaté, Manuel Lanzini, Pedro Obiang and Mark Noble, meaning Wilshere's arrival can lead to a lot of rotation in the middle of the park as the season progresses.

But Durham does not think it is the right move for the 26-year-old, whose career has stalled in recent years at the Emirates.

There were talks of him going to Turkey but Wilshere has made a decision to stay in the Premier League and sign a three year contract.

He joins the Hammers for their first season under new boss Manuel Pellegrini.

"It feels good, it feels special".

"I've got good memories of my childhood supporting West Ham, watching them at Upton Park".

"It feels good, it feels special", Wilshere, whose father and brother are West Ham fans, said.

A source close to the deal said it was now "70 per cent" complete and although negotiations with the 25-year-old's club, Lazio, were dragging the move is understood to be likely to go through now.

West Ham United will reportedly listen to offers of more than £15m for Michail Antonio, while two other midfielders may also be offloaded.

'The West Ham fans are some of the very best and I am looking forward to giving everything I have to helping the team to bring success to you all.

When Jack Wilshere left Arsenal this summer, nearly in tandem with father-figure Arsene Wenger, speculation about his next destination was rather timid in comparison to the rumours surrounding players of his ilk.

Wilshere didn't make the England squad for the World Cup having not played for the Three Lions since the loss to Iceland although he was in one squad in the meantime.