Rio Ferdinand absolutely raved about West Ham United ace Declan Rice when speaking during BBC’s coverage of England vs Germany on Tuesday night (June 29th, 19:12).

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The 22-year-old Hammers midfielder has now fully established himself as a vital player for both his club and the England national team.

We at West Ham have known just how good Rice is for quite some time.

He is an absolute star at the London Stadium and is undoubtedly the most important player David Moyes has at his disposal.

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Rice’s talent seems to be more appreciated now by those outside of the Hammers as well.

Rio Ferdinand blown away by Declan Rice

The West Ham man has earned rave reviews for his solid performances for England at EURO 2020 this summer.

Rio shared what he likes the most about Declan, when speaking during BBC’s coverage of England vs Germany on Tuesday night (June 29th, 19:12):

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“Listen, he’s made of the right stuff, above everything he’s got character. Obviously he’s got quality, a top footballer. Someone so young an inexperienced, he’s showed good character, good concentration. Jordan Henderson is captain of Liverpool by the way. He’s being kept out of this team by players like him and Phillips. Declan Rice has done a fabulous job so far this tournament.”

That’s quite the praise considering the fact that it came from a player as highly decorated as Rio Ferdinand.

He will obviously be a vital player for England for the next decade. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that he is for West Ham as well.

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What we would give for Rice to remain at the London Stadium for the entirety of his career!

There is a chance that that will happen. It will be vital for the board to match his ambition, however. And whether that will end up being the case is highly debatable!

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