Tim Sherwood absolutely raved about West Ham United ace Declan Rice, when speaking to Sky Sports this afternoon (Saturday, January 22nd, 2:53pm).
And Sherwood gave credit to David Moyes for the way in which he has helped Rice develop into the player that he is today.
The 23-year-old has been exceptional for the Hammers this season, week in, week out.
He has been magnificent over the past three seasons but it seems as though he has reached another level entirely this term.
Rice has been one of two players who have performed consistently well over the past two months, alongside Jarrod Bowen.
The 23-year-old has absolutely everything and he could play for any team in world football.
Tim Sherwood raves about West Ham ace
Declan Rice’s quality has always been appreciated by those involved with West Ham. It seems as though fans and pundits outside of the London Stadium are waking up to just how good he is as well now. It’s about time!
Sherwood told Sky Sports how he believes David Moyes deserves a lot of credit for Rice’s rise to prominence over the last couple of years:
“He’s immense, immense Declan. I always thought he was a very good Premier League player, he’s not, he’s better than that. He’s developed. This guy has been developed by Moyes and the coaching staff there. He’s game has grown. He drives forward now, makes runs at the right time, he’s got good technique and picks the right pass. He hasn’t got many limitations. And he’s a leader.”
Sherwood is spot on with everything he said there.
Everyone at West Ham knew all of this two years ago though.
David Moyes’s number one priority will be to keep Dec at the London Stadium for the foreseeable future. As long as the Hammers board back the Scot in the transfer window this month and in the summer, there is no reason why we won’t be able to do exactly that.
Rice is absolutely vital to our hopes of making genuine, substantiated progress over the next few years.
His performance against Manchester United yesterday further underlined his pedigree at the very highest level. Let’s just hope that the board and Moyes show some real ambition during the final week of the January transfer window.