Wednesday, 8 April 2009
West Ham Capture Two Future England Captains!
Great news from the Boleyn, two of the most exciting talents in the English game have signed extended contracts at Upton Park. Tomkins and Noble, future England captains both, have scratched an x on respective contracts and committed their blossoming futures to the mighty Irons.
Noble, a hero of the Great Escape, has been struggling this season and questions have been asked about his talents, however recent performances have suggested that he is coming through the dip and kicking on again. One of the problems is that, because he has been around for so long, some forget just how young he still is. Remember Wenger was said to be sniffing around him last summer. That is some endorsement!
Tomkins has done so well that Zola opted to stay with the kid rather than rush back Collins against Sunderland. With so many players ruled out, the clever money was surely on Zola backing the experience of Collins over the promise of Tomkins, but the talent of the lad is such that he got the nod ahead of his older colleague.
West Ham United chief Scott Duxbury says the new deals are proof of the strategy of developing home grown talent.
Duxbury said; "I am obviously very pleased we have been able to agree long-term contracts with two important members of Gianfranco Zola's squad."
"We have a clear strategy in place to continue the development of the club in the years to come and integral to this is securing the future of our young players. It is good to see that Mark and James believe in what we are trying to achieve at West Ham United and are excited about the direction in which we are heading."
The double signing is great news and points to a bright Claret & Blue future!