Declan Rice spoke to the media after last night’s win against Dinamo Zagreb and in my option, his comments prove that he is 100% happy at West Ham United and committed to the football club.
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Reports began to circulate last month that Rice, 22, is not happy with West Ham because of their £100 million valuation of him (The Times).
It was suggested that the midfielder was not prepared to sign a new deal with the Hammers unless it included a release clause.
At the time, the West Ham fans were pretty sure that that just wasn’t how Dec operated.
The 26-capped England international is an incredibly grounded, likeable young man. He is very loyal as well.
West Ham gave him the chance on the very biggest stage remember, having taken him on as a 14-year-old after his release from Chelsea.
Declan Rice comments have proven that he is 100% happy at West Ham
As West Ham fans we know that Rice is committed to the football club. We can tell that by his performances on the pitch.
His display against Dinamo Zagreb last night was further evidence of how much love he has for the Hammers.
Rice spoke to reporters after our win in Croatia, as quoted by WHUFC.com:
“It feels amazing, incredible. Last year we worked so hard to achieve this and we didn’t want to let the fans down tonight. There has been a real buzz around the place, the lads have known for so long what’s been coming and to come away in our first European night and get the win is very good. For the Club and for the players too, it’s a great experience for us and I’m really happy we could win tonight.”
If he wasn’t happy at the London Stadium, there is absolutely no way that he would be talking so glowingly about the football club.
If the owners back David Moyes in the transfer market in January and next summer there is absolutely no reason why we can’t keep Rice at the club.
He is absolutely vital to us going forward. He is clearly happy in Claret and Blue. Now it’s up to the club’s owners to ensure that it remains that way.