West Ham hero Mark Noble is set to retire subsequent season. He has put pen to paper on a one year extension and confirms it’s his last.
The long-time midfielder and membership captain has signed a new – and final – contract with the Hammers.
Noble, who turns 34 in Might, made his first look as a 17-year-old against Southend within the 2004 League Cup.
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He has made greater than 500 appearances in claret and blue and is seventh on the membership’s all-time look makers list.
Noble, whose earlier contract was due to expire in the summertime, has been restricted to just three Premier League begins this season due to the type of Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek in midfield.
However manager David Moyes nonetheless sees Canning City-born Noble as a significant member of his squad each on and off the field.
In an open letter on the West Hamai web site, Noble said: “I’m delighted to have been given the chance to increase my contract with the membership, till the summer season of 2022.
“I’ve additionally determined, after a lot consideration, that the 2021/22 season can be my 18th and final as a primary team player at West Ham United.
“The decision I’ve made follows quite a lot of discussions with my household, friends and folks on the football membership.
“First of all, I nonetheless firmly imagine that I’ve lots to offer on the field. I would not have signed a new contract if I did not really feel I might do justice to myself or bring worth to the team.
“Subsequent season goes to be very emotional for me, however on the moment it isn’t the time to reflect or look back on my career.
“I’ve made this announcement on the moment in order that I can get back in focus with the players and employees on finishing this season as strongly as we presumably can.”
Noble’s son Lenny is at present at West Ham academy, and the midfielder added: “I am wanting forward to spending much more time in what I take into account to be one of many academies best within the world and continue my relationship with a membership I maintain so close to my coronary heart. ”