Mark Noble pleads with West Ham owners over transfers ahead of club's 'biggest ever season'

Mark Noble

Influential West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble has told the club's owners they need to bring in as many players as possible this summer.

The homegrown Hammer has been telling West Ham's official website how vital it is they make their last ever season at the Boleyn Ground a good one.

The 28-year-old, who is currently the club's longest serving player, is anxious to get to the Olympic Stadium in good shape next summer.

But with the Hammers facing a marathon season both domestically in the Premier League and abroad in the Europa League, Noble has pleaded with co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold to provide new manager Slaven Bilic with 'as much ammunition as possible'.

"With the European football we're going to have a lot of games, hopefully," Noble told

"So we need the squad to be able to deal with that. Everyone knows how important this season is for us, to go into the new stadium on a high.

"This season is probably the most important in the club's history and we need all the ammo' and players that we can get."

West Ham hero Noble may get his wish

Noble looks to be getting his wish, too.

The Hammers have already signed goalkeeper Darren Randolph and midfielders Dimitri Payet and Pedro Obiang to add to left back Stephen Hendrie - who was signed in January but only officially joined the club on July 1st.

It seems the transfer activity is about to gather pace too with Italy international Angelo Ogbonna said to be close to joining, as per the Guardian, and deals for last season's loan stars Alex Song and Carl Jenkinson in the offing, per the Daily Mirror.

Before appointing Bilic, co-owners Gold and Sullivan pledged to 'invest significantly' in the squad.

Star is right to be wary ahead of bumper campaign

But Noble is right to be wary ahead of such a crucial season.

The Europa League could add as many as 23 games to West Ham's calendar, an extra burden teams like Everton struggled with last season.

In the last two campaigns West Ham's progress has been severely hampered by injuries.

In 2013/14 they had to fight tooth and nail with no strikers for several months to steer clear of relegation.

And in 2014/15 after their best ever start to a Premier League season put them fourth at Christmas, the Hammers ended up finishing 12th with just three wins in the new year when injuries hit.

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