West Ham chief on why he wanted ‘game-changer’ Wilshere

Ian Watson

West Ham director of football Mario Husillos is delighted to have beaten ‘a number of other teams’ to the signing of Jack Wilshere.

Wilshere, who won the FA Cup twice with Arsenal and has 34 England caps, is set to fly out to Switzerland to link up with new Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini and his squad at their pre-season training camp after signing a three-year deal with his boyhood club.

Husillos said: “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.

“Jack is a player with vast experience and quality at the highest level, having played all of his career in the Premier League.

“On the biggest stage, he has shown that he has game-changing abilities, as well as having the creativity and intelligence to make a real difference to our squad.”

Borussia Dortmund’s Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko is another reported target, with a deal in the region of £17.5million said to be in the pipeline.


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