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.
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.
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…
HUGE MISTAKE!! 😡😡😡⚒️⚒️⚒️
— ⚒Nicola⚒ (@PrettyBubbles65) February 16, 2020
Great idea moyes let’s sell our only midfielder 😂😂
— will earle (@willearle_) February 16, 2020
If there’s selling to be done, how’s about the board sell up & the club sells Moyes.
— J (@170fin) February 16, 2020
It’s definitely the board pinning it all on Moyes just cause they want the money
— Samzini⚒ (@Samzini_) February 16, 2020
— WHUFAN⚒ (@WHUlogical) February 16, 2020
Rice has been too good for us at most times this season but it will still leave me absolutely gutted if he leaves. Most of all though, I wouldn’t trust this regime with 90 quid let alone 90 million.
— Stocky (@stocky_10) February 16, 2020
Asset stripping again for the accounts too put more £ in their pockets.
Won’t get anywhere near that figure, come on this is West Ham 😔
— whufcpaul1 (@whufcpaul1) February 16, 2020
MOYES OUT!! GOLD, SULLY, BRADY OUT!!!!
— andy grout (@andygrout) February 16, 2020
Then Moyes needs to go as does the board.
— WHU FC 1980 ⚒#GSBOUT (@Whu1980) February 16, 2020
Gold, Sullivan and Brady would sell him for £50million. They wouldn’t give a damn because it’s an asset that has appreciated so it would enable them to line their pockets even more. He can be replaced with some 30 year old has been. Their Business mantra #GSBOUT
— WeWantGoals (@WeWantGoals) February 16, 2020
Surely this is a joke. Just look what happened with Ferdinand, Lampard and Carrick. Moyes is a muppet
— Paddy Worboyes (@Pworboyes1995) February 16, 2020
Sack Moyes now!!!
— Daniel Phillips (@sabre550) February 16, 2020
Better not happen!
Would be gutted…
— Bradley Sapsford⚒ (@bradsapsford) February 16, 2020
Proof that Moyes is the wrong man for the job.
— Iron Thompson (@at67435) February 16, 2020