The West Ham United player has been well below his best this season.
After all, it is one thing a player at the peak of their game stating confidently that they want to remain at the club of their dreams for the long haul, and quite another for a player whose dwindling form has prompted more criticism than praise clinging on to a ship that is preparing to sail into the distance.
Noble is arguably the one player who divides opinion more than any other at the London Stadium, with a seemingly dwindling minority hailing his importance and others claiming he is simply not good enough to start week in, week out for Slaven Bilic’s side.
Noble has certainly upped his game in recent weeks, but for most of the season he has looked off the pace and nowhere near the inspirational skipper needed.
He may only be 29, but there is a feeling among some Hammers fans that he is well past his best and should be moved on in favour of other, more mobile and creative alternatives.
Only time will tell if Noble gets his wish to finish his career at West Ham, but unless he improves he may do so rooted firmly to the bench.