Lukasz Fabianski named West Ham midfielder Declan Rice in his all-time dream teammates XI, when speaking to the club’s official website.
The 21-year-old Hammers star has been quite simply brilliant for David Moyes’ side this season.
Rice played every single minute of every game for West Ham this term, and he won the Hammer of the Year award.
The seven-capped England international is a truly elite player and Moyes will be desperate to keep him at the London Stadium this summer.
That might be easier said than done, however, with clubs like Chelsea and Manchester United allegedly keen on prising him away from east London (The Sun).
Let’s hope we stand our ground, however, and keep Rice at the club. He really is indispensable to the Hammers.
And Fabianski outlined why the 21-year-old is so important to West Ham, naming the midfielder in his all-time best teammate XI, when speaking to WHUFC.com:
“For such a young age, he has so much skill and so many qualities. He is so professional, very demanding of himself, covers so much ground, his range of passing is superb and his understanding of the game is getting better all the time.”
Considering some of the players Fabianski has played with during his career, Rice’s inclusion in the Pole’s all-time XI really is a huge compliment to the young midfielder.
Let’s just pray that the 21-year-old spends the rest of his career in east London. Rice clearly loves West Ham. It’s now time for the club’s owners to match his ambition.