West Ham Terminates The Contract of Former Arsenal Midfielder
Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has left West Ham United after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent, the Premier League club announced on Monday.
The 28-year-old had a year remaining on his £100,000-a-week contract, but was deemed surplus to requirements with the Hammers board looking to cut the midfielder from their wage bill. Wilshere departs having played 19 times and scored once since joining the West London side in the summer of 2018. Wilshere’s time at London Stadium was ravaged by injury, restricting him to just 19 appearances totalling 599 minutes, but he worked his way back to full fitness this season and played the entirety of last month’s Carabao Cup win over Hull City.
He joined Arsenal at the age of nine, but left two years ago to join West Ham on a free transfer. He has hinted at one day playing abroad with sources telling ESPN Wilshere would consider playing in the United States.
Wilshere has earned 34 caps for England, but his last appearance came in the Euro 2016 last 16 defeat to Iceland.