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Tanya Simon
July 9, 2018

Wilshere joins after leaving Arsenal on a free transfer following 17 years at all levels with the club, with West Ham beating off competition from Fenerbache for his signature.

That resulted in a number of clubs - both home and overseas - being linked with a move for the 26-year-old, but it soon became apparent that the Londoner was strongly considering a short move across the capital.

Italian global Franco Vazquez is being tipped to leave La Liga club Sevilla for Premier League side West Ham United.

West Ham have signed Fabián Balbuena from Brazilian side Corinthians on a four-year contract.

"Many people know that I've had a special bond with this club growing up".

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.

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"My family and a few of my friends are West Ham fans so everyone's buzzing".

"I think it was a number of things", he said.

In a conversation with the West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini the midfielder now looks set to stay in England by signing a three-year contract worth £100,000 per week.

'The manager being one and the way he wants to play and where he sees me playing.

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. Wilshere graduated from the Gunners' academy and was considered the club's best young player for many years, but injury has plagued his development.

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