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Hit the road, Jack! Wilshere keeps up his fitness on a run near his London home as the free agent considers a move to MLS after his West Ham contract was ripped up
- Jack Wilshere is keeping up his fitness after being released by West Ham
- The midfielder is looking for a new club after agreeing to terminate his contract
- The former Arsenal and England man has been linked with a move to the MLS
Jack Wilshere is determined to keep up his fitness as he bids to get back into professional football following the termination of his West Ham contract.
The midfielder was putting in the hard yards during a run near his London home as he considers his options after agreeing to end his two-year association with the Hammers.
The former Arsenal and England man has had interest at home and abroad but is said to be weighing up a move to the MLS.
Jack Wilshere is keeping up his fitness after agreeing to cancel his West Ham contract
The midfielder was seen running near his London home as he considers his options
Wilshere is desperate to get his career back on track after a spate of injury problems which have stopped him reaching his potential.
Sportsmail revealed last month that West Ham had been planning to get the midfielder’s £100,000-a-week salary off the wage bill with his contract set to end in in the summer of 2021.
The club had been hoping to find a buyer but with no takers they agreed to pay the remaining £3.9million that was left on his deal.
The 28-year-old claims to have been fit for the last eight months of his West Ham career
Wilshere has been linked with a move to the MLS as he looks to get his career back on track
After leaving the club on transfer deadline day, Wilshere issued a statement claiming he had been fit for the last eight months.
He said: ‘When I joined the club in the summer of 2018 I joined with great hopes and was excited to join the club I supported as a boy.
‘Despite all of my best efforts and intentions, it has not worked out as I’d expected.
‘I have been fully fit for a large period of time at the club, including over the course of the last eight months but unfortunately have not been given the opportunity to play.
He looked to have a promising future ahead of him after making his Arsenal debut at 16
‘Although I am frustrated I was not able to fully showcase what I am capable of at West Ham, I remain convinced that I can still contribute at the very top of the game.
‘I am still hungry and ambitious.’
The 28-year-old was tipped to have a big future when he became Arsenal’s youngest ever debutant before going on to make his England debut two years later.
But a host of ankle problems as well as knee injuries saw him constantly kept on the sidelines.
A loan spell with Bournemouth in the 2016-2017 campaign saw him make 29 appearances in all competitions and he returned to the Emirates with renewed hope of resurrecting his Arsenal career.
The only appearance the midfielder made this season came against Hull in the Caraboa Cup
Despite making 38 appearances in all competitions in 2018-2019, he drifted out of Unai Emery’s plans towards the end of season and left upon the expiration of his contract to join his boyhood club West Ham.
Wilshere made eight appearances in each of his two Premier League seasons with the Hammers as injuries again limited his game time.
His only appearance this season came in the Carabao Cup victory over Hull City before he agreed to cancel his contract.