Former Hammer Matt Jarvis raved about the quality of West Ham skipper Mark Noble, when speaking to Sky Sports News today (October 30th, 11:54 am).
The 32-year-old has been a wonderful servant for the Hammers over the past 15 years.
He is Manuel Pellegrini’s on-field lieutenant, and he remains a vitally important player for West Ham, in spite of his advancing years.
Noble, who earns £50,000 per week according to Spotrac, probably doesn’t get enough credit for the job that he does for the Hammers.
There are still those who question the merits behind the veteran midfielder playing regularly for West Ham.
When he doesn’t play, however, it is clear to see just how much the east London outfit need their captain.
And Jarvis told Sky Sports just how pivotal Noble is to the current West Ham side:
“Mark Noble is playing every week and you can see the transformation he makes on them as a team. He knows the club through and through so it’s a no brainer that once he is back in, the club starts to tick along a lot better.”
Whilst Noble only has a few years left at the top level, he is arguably fitter than he ever has been before.
And he will undoubtedly continue to play a key role for West Ham between now and the end of the season.
One thing’s for sure, Hammers fans will certainly miss him when he hangs up his boots.