In what has been a very good period for the club following consecutive wins in the Premier League versus Newcastle United, Cardiff City and Crystal Palace, supporters have since been given something else to smile about with the extension of a fan favourite’s contract.
Yesterday, West Ham announced that the club had activated the one-year extension option in captain Mark Noble’s contract with the 31-year-old going on to talk about how delighted he is to be staying at the London Stadium for a further year.
“It was an option in my contract that I signed a few years ago now, and it’s an extra year, which is fantastic for me and my family,” Noble told West Ham’s official club website. “I’ve been at this club all my life – I’ve always said I wanted to be at this club and I think we’re moving in the right direction, so it was the right time to do it.”
With the introduction of Manuel Pellegrini as manager, many thought that Noble, who is not the most technical of midfielders, would be deemed as surplus to requirements by the Chilean.
However, that has not been the case with Pellegrini having used his skipper frequently this season, making the decision to use the one-year extension clause in his contract a wise one.
Take a look at what West Ham supporters are saying on the above development here…
Deserved it! And now its time for @_DeclanRice
— West Hammers (@OnlyOneLanzini) December 12, 2018
— West Ham South West (@WHUSouthWest) 12 December 2018
Top man Mark
— Joe Ashley (@realjoeashley) 12 December 2018
Would be devastating when his final game comes let’s hope he wins us something as captain before that day comes there’s only one Mark Noble true legend
— Sonny Hunter (@SonnyMeeke) 12 December 2018
Great news, deserves it with his performances and loyalty
— Kevin (@Kevin10whu) 12 December 2018
Very much deserved. Always said he should be allowed to play for us until he retires. Then move into the academy coaching setup.
— Jason Inge (@jasoninge) December 12, 2018
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Excellent. A true professional and an ambassador for our club. Looking to see Nobes play for another couple of seasons – at least
— Ian Duffield (@lastjedi) December 12, 2018