West Ham United have announced the signing of Jack Wilshere on a three-year contract following his release by Arsenal.
Jack Wilshere, 26, left the Gunners after 17 years when his contract expired last month.
“It feels good, it feels special,” said Wilshere on the West Ham website. “Many people know that I’ve had a special bond with this club growing up.”
Born in Hertfordshire, Wilshere grew up in a family who supported the Irons.
He said: “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.”
West Ham director of football Mario Husillos added: “Manuel and I identified him as a target as soon as we joined the club and we are delighted to have succeeded in securing Jack’s signature above a number of other teams.”
West Ham are also working on a deal for Borussia Dortmund winger Yarmolenko.
Yarmolenko only joined Dortmund a year ago for a fee of £23million from Dynamo Kiev but they are willing to let him go and their sporting director, Michael Zorc, confirmed late on Sunday that West Ham were in talks over a deal.