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Ray Winstone sends West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold a message over Declan Rice future
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Ray Winstone sends West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold a message over Declan Rice future

Celebrity West Ham United fan Ray Winstone has sent a stern message to co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold about Declan Rice.

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West Ham success built around rock Rice

And it is built around having one of the best defensive midfielders in world football, Declan Rice.

The academy graduate turned matchday captain is the first name on the West Ham team sheet.

He is fast becoming one of the first names on Gareth Southgate’s England team sheet too.

As with any player who excels at West Ham, there has been the inevitable speculation over Rice’s future.

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Hammers fans have been calling for club to tie star down to long-term deal

His boyhood club Chelsea – who ditched Rice as a youngster before he signed for West Ham – have been heavily linked with a move for the 21-year-old (FourFourTwo).

The likes of Aston Villa have tied down their star man Jack Grealish.

And West Ham fans have been calling on Hammers owners Sullivan and Gold to reward Rice with a new long-term deal befitting his status.

Now Winstone has told talkSPORT Sullivan and Gold must pay Rice what he is worth and make him the new Bobby Moore.

“Whatever the boy’s on there, it’s not enough,” Winstone told talkSPORT.

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Winstone tells Sullivan and Gold to pay Rice what he is worth and make him the new Bobby Moore

“You want to keep that boy and build a team around him.

“If he was to stay there he’d become another Bobby Moore. He’d be a legend.

“He’s a big fish in a small pond in a way but there’s no reason why the club can’t become a big club. If he goes to a team like Chelsea he’s not necessarily going to play every week.”

West Ham owners Sullivan and Gold tend to dish out new contracts in December or January each year.

And the duo can go some way to repairing their reputation among Hammers fans by tying Rice down to a new log-term deal.

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