Kevin Nolan considers his future and a possible Upton Park exit

Nolan has found game time hard to come by this season (©GettyImages)

West Ham United captain Kevin Nolan is thinking about moving clubs in the next transfer window after finding himself on the substitutes bench more often than he would have liked this season.

The 32-year-old midfielder has enjoyed a successful career, scoring over 100 goals in all competitions in the English game.

Former Bolton and Newcastle midfielder has served West Ham well over the four seasons he has captained the club, however there have always been some fans who have not taken to the player.

Chicken Dance

Having made a name for himself as an attacking midfielder, the player has been most successful when playing just behind a target man and picking up balls knocked down to him in the box, forming a good partnership with Kevin Davies at Bolton before linking up with Andy Carroll at Newcastle and West Ham.

Nolan is no spring chicken now, and he is the first to admit that, but he has consistently popped up with important goals throughout his career and could certainly do a job for a promotion chasing Championship side.

In June, Nolan will be celebrating his 33rd birthday and he has admitted he is thinking about his options, talking to London 24 he said: “I have been considering my future, without a shadow of a doubt, I am not one who wants to sit here on the bench, I won’t continue to do it, just for the fact that if you are not good enough for one club you move on and you prove to someone else you are.”

The Right Offer

Nolan’s future is likely to be part of West Ham's end of season review, with the thinking that both he and right-back Guy Demel will be allowed to leave the club, should acceptable bids come in for the pair.

With manager Sam Allardyce’s future also up in the air, this summer could see both Big Sam and Nolan leave the club. The manager-player combination enjoyed success together throughout their careers at both Bolton and West Ham.

With future the key word at Upton Park this summer it could be time to say farewell to the captain who divided the fans but has certainly served the club well in his four years in the claret and blue.

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