In his statement, Wilshere he was fit and ready for a new challenge, still feeling he has plenty to give at the top level.
His statement read: "I can confirm that I have today agreed the termination of my contract with West Ham United.
"When I joined the club in the summer of 2018 I joined with great hopes and expectations and was excited to join the club I’d supported as a young boy.
"Unfortunately, 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 - training hard every day - but unfortunately have not been given the opportunity to play.
"Although I am of course frustrated that 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 incredibly hungry, ambitious and desperate to play football and achieve success. I’m still only 28 and feel fit, strong and ready to play.
“I’m now looking forward to the future and hope to be able to make an announcement about the next stage of my career in due course.”
A short statement on the West Ham website confirmed Wilshere’s departure and wished him luck for the future.
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