Wilshere: My idol was Di Canio

22 Jul 2018
Jack Wilshere, Paolo Di Canio, West Ham United

West Ham United's new signing hopes to follow in his hero's footsteps

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As a boyhood West Ham United fan, summer signing Jack Wilshere is relishing the chance to emulate his hero Paolo Di Canio in east London.

Wilshere impressed on debut as the Hammers shared a 2-2 draw with Preston North End on Saturday.

Asked in 2016/17, during his loan season with AFC Bournemouth, to name his Premier League idol, Wilshere expressed his admiration for fellow midfield playmaker Joe Cole.

But another former West Ham star, Di Canio, tops his list.

"I think every West Ham fan loved him," said Wilshere. "He scored some great goals and had some great moments in a West Ham shirt."


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