Former Leeds United ace worth £50m now, better than West Ham star, says ex-player

28 Apr 2001:  David Batty of Leeds challenges Sam Dalla Bonna of Chelsea during the Leeds United v Chelsea FA Carling Premiership match at Elland Road, Leeds. Mandatory Credit: Tom Shaw

Former Leeds ace David Batty would be worth £50 million today, says former opponent.

 

Mark Noble of West Ham United celebrates scoring his team's first goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and A.F.C. Bournemouth at the...

Former Sheffield United star Curtis Woodhouse has hit out at a comparison between Mark Noble and David Batty.

A Twitter follower suggested to Woodhouse that West Ham stalwart Noble is a 'modern day David Batty', referring to the former Leeds United fan favourite.

28 Apr 2001:  David Batty of Leeds challenges Sam Dalla Bonna of Chelsea during the Leeds United v Chelsea FA Carling Premiership match at Elland Road, Leeds. Mandatory Credit: Tom Shaw

Ex-footballer turned boxer Woodhouse provided a hard hitting response, stating that there was a big difference between the pair.

Batty was part of the Leeds United team which reached the Champions League semi-finals at the turn of the Millennium.

He won the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers in 1994/95, and also played for England at the World Cup.

Noble, much to the frustration of West Ham fans, has never been called into the England squad and may never get the opportunity at this stage of his career.

This has led to fans feeling he is under appreciated and has not been given the platform to showcase his talents despite more than a decade of consistency at his boyhood club.

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