West Ham confirm contract extension for star midfielder

West Ham United star Mark Noble has signed a new contract that will keep him at Upton Park until 2020, according to reports from the BBC.

The 27-year-old was also given the option to extend the deal an additional year should he decide to remain with the Irons when his contract expires.

Noble began his career with the Hammers when he was 13-year-old, and continued to rise through the ranks, eventually making his senior debut in 2004.

He revealed his delight at being able to continue playing for the club as he looks forward to the next five years.

“I’m over the moon because it takes me until I’m 33,” he told the club’s official website.

“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,”

This will come as good news to Sam Allardyce, as the future of Barcelona loanee Alex Song is yet to be decided, with Liverpool also being linked to the Cameroonian star.

Allardyce was also interested in signing former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher during the January window, but lost out on his signature when the Scottish star decided to join West Bromwich Albion instead.