“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.
Source: New feed