Noble signs new long-term deal

The 27-year-old vice-captain, who hails from nearby Canning Town, joined as a 13-year-old and has played over 300 games for the club.

West Ham co-owner David Gold tweeted: ???I am absolutely delighted to announce that two-time Hammer of the Year Mark Noble has signed a new contract.???

Noble, who made his first-team debut in August 2004,??said: “I’m obviously over the moon because it takes me until I’m 33.

“I’m very happy with the contract and very grateful to the chairmen for giving me it and I’m looking forward to the next five years.

“I love playing football and I love playing for the club so to be rewarded with a new five-and-a-half-year contract is fantastic.

“In football you don’t get any younger but I keep myself fit and this is great for me and my family, because it gives us security for the rest of our lives. It’s not about the money, though. I always give 100 per cent in every game.???