The West Ham owners may have told Mark Noble to butt out of transfers after his public outburst following Grady Diangana’s departure, according to Michael Brown.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs midfielder delivered his verdict after Noble and owners David Sullivan and Karen Brady held clear the air talks.
Club captain Noble tweeted after Diangana’s £12million plus add-ons sale to West Brom that he was “gutted, angry and sad”.
As captain of this football club I’m gutted, angry and sad that Grady has left, great kid with a great future!!!!! https://t.co/oNPPEp8Pt6
— MARK NOBLE (@Noble16Mark) September 4, 2020
The Daily Mail reported that clear the air talks were held just two days after Noble tweeted as Sullivan and Brady explained the club’s transfer strategy.
This site revealed in August that the Hammers had made a u-turn on Diangana who they planned to sell in order to raise funds for further transfers.
The Hammers have now turned their attention to Burnley defender James Tarkowski and are preparing a £30million plus bid for the England international.
Asked by Football Insider what he thinks went on behind the scenes, Brown said: “Players get sold and we don’t know the full reason why that happened and what’s going to happen from it.
“There might be an explanation that Mark Noble understands the reason for.
“He might be told ‘it’s our club, don’t get involved, you’re the captain, you’re not involved you don’t buy and sell players’. That’s what generally happens.
“You’d hope there’d be a little bit of clarity there though.”
Noble has played 503 games for West Ham since making his debut as a 17-year-old in August 2004.
The 33-year-old has captain the club he has supported all his life since 2015.
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