Michail Antonio, Lukasz Fabianski and Mark Noble are all set to be rewarded with new contracts, according to a report.
West Ham have decided to give three of their most popular players extended deals. According to Claret & Hugh, Antonio, Fabianski and Noble will be offered two-year deals.
Antonio is currently out injured but he will receive a new contract offer. The former Nottingham Forest winger is a handful with his physicality and he will be given a new two-year contract with an option to extend it beyond that.
Fabianski is also out injured. The Poland goalkeeper won the Hammer of the Year accolade last season after joining from Swansea City. He remains a key part of Manuel Pellegrini’s plans and West Ham fans are hoping he makes a swift recovery.
Noble, meanwhile, is the club captain and the heartbeat of the club. Despite his age, he remains one of the first names on the teamsheet. The local lad and boyhood Irons fan signed a new deal last season but will be given a further two-year extension.
West Ham keep experienced veterans
It is interesting that West Ham have decided to give two-year deals to their slightly older players. All three of these players will be entering their final years by the time their contracts end – provided they sign the extension.
By the end of this season, Antonio will be 30, Noble will be 33 and Fabianski will be 35. By the end of their new two-year deals, they will be 32, 35 and 37 respectively. This means all three will be approaching the end of their careers.
Antonio is still performing well and West Ham will hope he can keep his form up when he returns. Fabianski remains at the top of his game and he will be kept around until Nathan Trott is ready. And the plan for Noble is clear; he will probably be given a role inside the club once he retires as a one-club man.