Claret and Hugh has claimed that West Ham boss David Moyes could be open to selling Declan Rice in the summer, but for no less than £90 million.

And some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.

The 21-year-old has been an absolute stalwart for West Ham over the past 20 months.

He has arguably been the Hammers’ most consistent player. And selling him doesn’t bear thinking about.

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Declan Rice (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

Rice has made 86 Premier League appearances for West Ham. In those outings, he has racked up 212 tackles, 130 interceptions, 155 clearances, nine blocked shots and 582 ball recoveries. The England international has also won 404 out of his 710 duals and 121 out of 226 aerial battles (premierleague.com).

It is clear to see from those stats just how much Rice offers the Hammers from a defensive perspective.

You would think that West Ham absolutely have to avoid relegation, if the defensive midfielder is to hang around in the summer.

But the report from Claret and Hugh claims that Moyes might be open to selling him even if his side avoid the drop.

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Declan Rice in action (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

According to the Daily Star, Manchester United are interested in signing Rice this summer.

And it will be incredibly hard for the Hammers to keep hold of him if the 20-time league champions do offer somewhere in the region of £90 million for his services.

In spite of that, some West Ham fans are still unhappy with the prospect of Rice leaving in the summer…

 
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