West Ham club legend Tony Cottee is happy with the signing of former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, describes it as West Ham’s best signing since they captured Dimitri Payet to east London in 2015.
Speaking Sportingbet, Cottee said:
“Jack Wilshere is the best signing West Ham have made since Payet. A lot of West Ham fans didn’t know what they were getting with Payet, but I’ve been a fan of Jack Wilshere for the last decade.
“Wilshere’s family are West Ham supports and I always think it’s great to sign someone who’s got a connection with a club. You need to have players like Wilshere and Noble, who know what it takes to play for the football club, as they’ve grown up around it.
“West Ham have made other signings, but this signing is at last a real signal of intent from the club to show where they are going. My only disappointment about the Wilshere move is that he didn’t come to West Ham two years ago when he went on loan to Bournemouth.
“I think Wilshere will be a starter for West Ham. He would have told [Manuel] Pellegrini that he’s not leaving Arsenal to sit on the bench. I think Pellegrini will have told Wilshere that he’s going to build the team around him.
“You don’t sign a player like Wilshere unless you’re going to build a team around them.”