The West Ham captain has signed a new one-year deal that will keep him at the London Stadium until the 2021-22 campaign is over Noble: “It’s a decision I made after a lot of discussions with my family, friends and the people in the football club”

Mark Noble wrote an open letter to West Ham fans confirming that next season will be his last at the club as a player

The Hammers captain has signed a new one-year contract that will keep him at the London Stadium until the 2021/22 campaign ends

Noble, who has played more than 500 games for West Ham, has found his first-team chances to be limited this season Manager David Moyes prefers to use Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek in midfield

“I wanted to write this letter to let you know in person that I am delighted to have taken the opportunity to extend my contract with the club through the summer of 2022,” said the 33-year-old in his open letter to the official website of the club

“After much deliberation, I also decided that the 2021/22 season would be my 18th and last will be as the first team player at West Ham United It is a decision I made after much discussion with my family, friends and people at the football club

“I’ve also had conversations with the manager and it’s clear that he and the club want to build something and continue to move the football club forward in a positive way – a way I fully believe in – while I have the desire Got to Stay Promoting West Ham United’s ethos and values, especially for our signings and young players coming through our academy, remains strong

“First and foremost, I still firmly believe that I have a lot to offer on the pitch. I wouldn’t have signed a new contract if I didn’t feel like I was doing justice to myself or adding value to the team.” / p>

“Fortunately, I’ve generally been fortunate enough to avoid serious injuries throughout my career. I feel really fit and healthy, but most of all, I wake up every morning with this excitement in my stomach and eager to work hard with the players and push the locker room further “

Noble made his debut for West Ham in 2004 as a 17-year-old in a 2-0 League Cup victory over Southend United at the Boleyn Ground

Towards the end of the 2006/07 Premier League season, he established himself as a first-team regular when the club survived relegation after seven wins in their last nine games

After relegating from the Premier League in 2011, Noble stayed with West Ham and helped them get back to the top of the league a year later with a 2-1 final win over Blackpool at Wembley

He was named club captain after Kevin Nolan’s departure in September 2015 and led West Ham at their new home at the London Stadium for the last season at the Boleyn Ground and in subsequent campaigns

“The next season is going to be very emotional for me, but right now is not the time to think about or look back on my career,” added Noble

“I made this announcement at this point so that I can now focus on the players and staff again to end this season as strong as possible

“My final wish as a West Ham United player, now is simply to experience the thrill and honor of performing in front of you again

“We’ve had amazing highs and difficult times, of course, but the only thing that united us was our love for West Ham

“I don’t know what my future will bring beyond that. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in football is that you can’t look too far ahead because things can always change very quickly”

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