West Ham will not sell Declan Rice for less than £100 million next summer and still hope to keep him beyond then according to a report from Football.London.
Dec is a hugely important player for the Hammers. He has now established himself as a vital player for Gareth Southgate’s England team as well.
The 22-year-old has gone from strength to strength over the past two years.
It could be argued that Rice is already one of the best three defensive midfielders in world football. And he will only continue to get better and better.
There is a really worry that Dec could leave the London Stadium next summer, however. David Moyes obviously wants to keep him but with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City lurking (Daily Mail) it may well be out of his hands.
Declan Rice won’t be sold for less than £100 million
Football.London claims that West Ham owners want to keep the England international beyond next summer. If they are to sell him though, they will hold out for at least £100 million.
As Hammers fans, we have to respect whatever Rice chooses to do.
If he leaves to join Manchester City, he will go with most of our blessings. Manchester United or Chelsea might be a different story, however.
We think there is every chance that Rice will stay at the London Stadium, however.
West Ham made some strong additions during the summer. If Moyes adds to those in January and next summer, the 22-year-old might just want to hang around, if he believes that he can achieve his ambitions in East London.
Declan Rice at his best:
Let’s hope that Rice does stay at the London Stadium. If he doesn’t though, and West Ham receive at least £100 million for him, then we won’t be able to grumble too much.
The biggest thing to take from Football.London’s report, however, is that Rice is currently happy at West Ham. That’s huge. If the 22-year-old is happy, and he sure does look it, then there is no reason for him to leave. Fingers crossed that he stays with us for the rest of his career.