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Men's Football Wilshere close to joining West Ham

FORMER Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is edging closer to a move to London rivals West Ham United. 

Wilshere is now a free agent as his contract with Arsenal officially ended on June 30, when he revealed to fans he will not be renewing his contract with the club, after 10 years with the first team, making 125 appearances and scoring seven goals.

After a total of 17 years at Ashburton Grove, Wilshere came to the conclusion that his time at the club was over, as he searched for a new challenge. 

West Ham are not the only club interested, with Turkish side Fenerbahce wanting the Englishman’s signature before the end of the summer transfer window.

“This has been a good opportunity for me to rest and reflect on my life and what I want — I am not going to rush that decision,” Wilshere said recently. 

“The transfer window finishes early August, so we still have some time and with the World Cup still going on things happen after the World Cup and during.

“Everyone knows what deadline day is like, it’s manic and teams start to panic so we will see. I am not putting a deadline on anything.”

Wilshere has stated that he is in no rush to make a decision and has time to fully think through his future, not only for him but his family as well.

At the age of 26 he still has many playing years hopefully to come as we wait and see which club it will be at. 

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