West Ham United skipper Mark Noble has stated that he is not scared of competition for places at the club and wants the London Stadium hierarchy to splash the cash during this transfer window.

The Hammers have been linked with a host of new players, with central midfield one of the areas that boss David Moyes is expected to bolster.

The West Ham manager has reportedly identified the heart of his team as a transfer priority, which could mean another team-mate for Noble to fight against for a first-team spot.

The Hammers currently have the likes of Cheikhou Kouyate, Pedro Obiang and Declan Rice in consideration for a starting berth in the team’s midfield.

Noble has stated that he wants West Ham to improve and that spending money on new players, even one or two in his position, would be welcomed by him.

“I want West Ham to buy the best players,” he told The Daily Mail.

“I want them to spend £50million on a central midfielder. Yeah. bring it on. I want West Ham to do well.”

Noble continues to be West Ham’s talisman in the heart of midfield, with the home-grown hero scoring in the 4-1 win over Huddersfield Town last weekend.

However, some of the Hammers supporters have called on more dynamic options in the heart of the team, with reinforcements in the boiler room surely a smart move by Moyes this January.