Chelsea legend Michael Essien has taken to Twitter in tribute to soon-to-be retired West Ham captain Mark Noble.
The 35-year-old played his last ever home game for the Hammers against Manchester City yesterday afternoon and has one more chance to clock up another appearance in the Claret and Blue next weekend away at Brighton.
One-time Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien is clearly impressed at what Noble has achieved throughout his career at Upton Park and the London Stadium.
Essien, now 39, spent eight-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge before leaving to join AC Milan in January 2014.
So he knows all about staying with one club for such a long period of time. The Ghanaian won two Premier League titles, four FA Cups and a Champions League during his time with Chelsea.
Whilst Noble didn’t win a trophy during his time with West Ham, he will retire with just as much legendary status as Essien did, certainly amongst the West Ham fans.
Michael Essien posts Mark Noble tribute on Twitter
The former Chelsea star and Ghana international has obviously admired the Hammers skipper’s career from afar.
Essien took to Twitter last night and praised Noble to the hilt:
West Ham fans may have been surprised to see the former Chelsea man tweet that message last night.
The Ghanaian never had any kind of affinity with the Hammers after all.
It proves just how highly regarded Noble is and was amongst his fellow pros though.
Michael Essien posting a tribute to Mark Noble on Twitter was really great to see. Even the Chelsea fans would have been proud of one of their most successful players in recent times.