Angelo Ogbonna will be remembered as a top long term servant for the Hammers.
Having joined the club in 2015 he has made over 180 appearances despite some serious injury problems and being unfancied for a long time by Manuel Pelligrini.
However, he has been a key player again this season with central defenders being confined to the side lines at times and even at rising 35 David Moyes has been hinting that he could get a new deal.
Speaking to reporters the manager said: “In football, you’ve always got something to prove and you have to do that.
I think Angelo has been a brilliant sort of servant to the club, even before I came, he’s been here a long time.
Angelo is probably one of the longest serving players, maybe Cressy might top him, I don’t know. I have to say, he’s been excellent for us.
He had a bad injury last year, which everybody knows. It just affected him at a time in his career where you don’t want that, but we’ve always used him, relied on him, can trust him.
Hopefully he can keep it going.”