West Ham captain Mark Noble has signed a one-year contract extension, the Premier League club have announced.
The 31-year-old midfielder will remain at the club until 2021 after both parties agreed to activate a clause in his current deal.
“West Ham United is delighted to confirm that the club and Mark Noble have activated an option that will see the captain’s contract extended until 2021,” the Hammers said on their official website.
Life-long Hammers fan Noble made his first-team debut in a League Cup win against Southend in 2004 aged 17 and is the club’s longest-serving player.
“It was an option in my contract that I signed a few years ago now, and it’s an extra year, which is fantastic for me and my family,” Noble said.
“I’ve been at this club all my life – I’ve always said I wanted to be at this club and I think we’re moving in the right direction, so it was the right time to do it.”
Noble, appointed skipper at the start of the 2015/16 campaign, has made 11 Premier League appearances this season.
Joint chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold said: “Mark is Claret and Blue through and through so we are delighted that he is staying with the club for at least another two-and-a-half years.
“He’s our captain and current longest-serving player – he leads by example both on and off the pitch.
“He embodies everything that the fans love about West Ham and he will forever be associated with our club.”
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