Declan Rice delivered an interesting response to West Ham United fans singing ’10 more years, 10 more years’ yesterday afternoon.
West Ham beat Leeds 3-1 at the London Stadium yesterday, and Declan Rice scored in what could be his final ever home game for the Hammers.
Losing Rice will obviously be a bitter pill to swallow. Many of us have accepted that it will happen now, and from a personal perspective I just want him to go on and play in a team challenging for major honours every single year, if he does leave of course.
However, something happened at the London Stadium yesterday that will set tongues wagging amongst the Hammers fans…
Declan Rice delivers interesting response to West Ham fans singing ’10 more years, 10 more years…’
The Hammers skipper put in yet another top-class performance yesterday against Leeds, and was rewarded with a goal.
The West Ham fans began singing a song in Dec’s direction – one that has become part of our repertoire since the 4-0 win over Bournemouth last month.
’10 more years, 10 more years Declan Rice…’. Well the song starts with one more year and then incrementally goes up to 10.
So, what did Dec make of the song? Make your own minds up on that:
It was certainly an interesting response from Rice. Was he putting his finger to his temple to suggest he is thinking about staying?
Or was it actually a meaningless action? Nobody knows for sure. All West Ham can do is win the Europa Conference League and hope that the subsequent qualification for the Europa League is enough to tempt Declan Rice to stay at the club for at least one more year.
The Hammers will apparently sell the 24-year-old for around £120 million (Sky Sports). So I suppose it will come down to whether or not any clubs are willing to meet that valuation.
I’m just hoping that Dec’s time in East London isn’t quite done yet.