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Released West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere: People forget I am 28

Released West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere insists he still has plenty to offer.

Wilshere is a free agent after terminating his contract with the Irons.

He told BBC Sport: "People forget I am 28. Everyone thinks I am 30 or 31, probably because I started when I was 16. That is 12 years ago, which is a long time in football.

"In my head I have been fit for ages but at the same time, I haven't played games. People probably have forgotten. But there is a difference between fully fit and playing games.

"I have been fully fit for a while but without games you don't get up to speed or get the minutes you need.

"In a year's time, I would like to have 20-25 games behind me at a new club and be looking forward to the future.

"I feel I have much more to give. I just want to be given the opportunity to show it."

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