Jack Wilshere’s contract with West Ham United has been terminated by mutual consent.
Wilshere confirmed this in a lengthy statement posted via his Twitter handle on Monday night (transfer deadline day).
The 28-year-old said: “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 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.
“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.”