Free agent Jack Wilshere takes to the park to keep up his fitness as he seeks a new club following his release from West Ham… but he may need to work on his finishing!
- Jack Wilshere is looking for a new club following his recent West Ham release
- The former Arsenal midfielder is ‘hungry’ to get back into the game
- Wilshere has been training with his organisation for young players, NCF Elites
- Midfielder has been linked with a move to Rangers since London Stadium exit
The transfer window may have closed but there are still gems to be signed up on free transfers including Jack Wilshere, who in a bid to prove his worth is keeping up his fitness by training in the park.
The former England international was released at the start of October by West Ham United despite the midfielder still having a year to serve on his £100,000 contract.
Wilshere endured an injury blighted two years at boyhood club West Ham where he only featured in 16 Premier League matches.
Jack Wilshere has taken to the park to keep up his fitness following his West Ham release
Wilshere was training with his NCF organisation which assists development of young stars
A brief clip posted on Twitter showed the 28-year-old taking part in a shooting drill
But the midfielder has stated he has been fit for the last eight months and trained with his organisation NCF Elites that helps develop young players at a ‘football school of excellence’.
The brief video shows the former Arsenal star working on a three-man training drill, before he shoots narrowly wide of the post on the bobbly park pitch surface.
Having featured in pre-season for West Ham, the midfielder still looks keen to prove to interested teams he is over his most recent injuries and can still play an important role at the top level.
Despite stating he has been fir for the previous eight months, Wilshere was released by West Ham this month following just 16 Premier League games in two years at the London Stadium
Wilshere is now one of the most talented free agents currently without a club but his fitness record has been a concern stemming back to his time at Arsenal.
West Ham picked him up on a free transfer in the summer of 2018 after 10 years at the Emirates Stadium but he has gone on to play just 599 minutes in the top flight since due to ankle and groin problems, forcing him to miss 53 games in total.
Wilshere can now join a new club as a free agent and, speaking last month, said he was ready to play ‘anywhere’ and recently hinted at moves to Italy and Spain to branch out his career.
In a statement following his release from the London Stadium, the 28-year-old 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.
Wilshere only joined West Ham in 2018 following 10 years at London rivals Arsenal
In his pomp Wilshere was a key member of the England national team under Roy Hodgson
‘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.
‘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.’
Rangers were thought to be keen on Wilshere but Steven Gerrard’s Scottish Premiership leaders are yet to make an approach.
Steven Gerrard’s Rangers have shown an interest in the midfielder who is a free agent