Mark Noble and West Ham have announced that the captain has extended his contract until June 2022.
At the same time, the midfielder announced that this will be his last contract and that at the end of it he will retire from football.
The midfielder who turns 34 in May is the real leader of the ‘hammers’, as he made his first team debut with this club at the age of 17 and since then he has played 520 games so far. He during this time had only two loans: Hull City and Ipswich Town.
Mark Noble will retire after 18 years at West Ham.
The long-time midfielder and club captain has signed a new – and final – one-year contract with Hammers.
Noble has played less this season (three games in the Premier League), due to the good form of Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek in midfield.
But coach David Moyes still sees the player as a vital part of the team both on and off the field.
In an open letter on the West Ham website, Noble said: “I am delighted to have extended my contract with the club until the summer of 2022. I have also decided, after much discussion, that the 2021/22 season will I am 18th and last as a first team player at West Ham United. “It is a decision I made after many discussions with my family, my friends and the people at the club.”
“First and foremost, I still strongly believe I have a lot to offer on the pitch. I would not have signed a new contract if I did not feel I could make it or bring value to the team. “Next season will be very exciting for me, but now is not the time to reflect or go back in my career,” he said. / Telegraphy /