West Ham born and bred, Mark Noble is everything West Ham United represents, a player who graduated our famous youth academy-and could be regarded as one of our most successful players to do so in recent years.
Its now being reported by various websites that Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio is going to make an offer for Noble, in the hope of acquiring some English talent for his side.
Being a local home grown lad, Mark is held in high regard by many within West Ham (including the fans). So you would expect any deal to be rebuffed with no second thought.
Mark will divide opinion, some believe he should be our captain and will don the armband at some point in the future, others feels that his contribution is unconvincing and if a decent enough deal is offered; we should cash in. Personally I like Mark, he’s a good player who always seems to give 100%, admittedly he can frustrate me at times but he’s definitely a valuable asset to the side.
With a reported offer of £7 million being the apparent fee required; you can see why that would be tempting.
That sort of money could prove very helpful to our club and it would be a big profit on a player who graduated our youth academy. With our Midfield being the strongest area in the squad I’m not surprised that Mark’s contribution is sometimes overlooked, and with Ravel Morrison and Alou Diarra both performing well in pre-season, competition for places will become more fierce.
I feel letting Mark go wouldn’t be the best thing to do at this current time, but I can understand why we would consider it if a big offer came in.
What are your opinions on Mark Noble?
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