Exclusive: West Ham tipped to show midfielder the exit door after big development
Frank McAvennie does not expect Mark Noble to be handed a new deal at West Ham despite the midfielder entering the final 12 months of his contract.
The Hammers legend, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed summer arrivals would be spell the end for the 33-year-old at the London Stadium.
Noble, who recently made his 500th appearance for the club, is out of contract next June.
McAvennie suggested the central midfielder bring in a personal coach to try and sharpening his game ahead of next season.
“I don’t think they will give him a new deal,” he told Football Insider.
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“He’s taking too many touches. He might need to get somebody in to get his sharpness up. David will use him sparingly.
“A lot can happen in a year though and if next year was now I would say yes because we need him in there.
“They have too many flair players and not enough like Mark Noble. But if they bring more players into midfield Mark will go. It will be interesting.”
Noble’s future may be very dependant on the outcome of Chelsea’s move for Declan Rice this summer.
Football Insider understands the Hammers want £80million in cash for the 21-year-old while the Blues were looking to include players in the deal.
In other West Ham news, it can be REVEALED that club are close to sealing £17.5million signing after breakthrough in talks.
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