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Mark Noble sends emotional farewell at West Ham

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Recently retired West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble, has taken to social media to show his gratitude for fans of the club, after his time as a professional footballer came to end this season.

The 35-year-old made 414 Premier League appearances for the Irons, scoring 47 goals and providing 35, whilst also being part of the squad which helped the club make an immediate return to the top-flight in 2012.

Noble has become something of a legend at West Ham, and was granted an emotional farewell in their 2-2 draw with Manchester City at the London Stadium, earlier this month.

Describing the moment as “surreal” in a lengthy, tear-jerking post to supporters, the iconic midfielder also added:

“Playing for and captaining this club has been a privilege, an honour, a dream come true for a young boy from Canning Town.

“To every single person who has been on any part of that journey with me: thank you,” ended Noble in a moving post across his social media channels.

Our thoughts on Noble’s message…

Noble will always have a place in the hearts of everyone associated with West Ham, and his message will surely have resonated with the club’s supporters, having watched one of their own become a Premier League regular, winning promotion from the Championship, and be part of a squad that reached a Europa League semi-final, in his 18-year association with the club.

Whilst the future of the club seems to be in safe hands, with another local in Declan Rice taking over captain duties, there will be something missing from the east London club, now that their most loyal servant of the Premier League era has hung up his boots.

In other news Alphonse Areola is set to stay at West Ham

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