Declan Rice was one of the most impressive performers during a dismal season last time around, but took a while to get going this time around.

The versatile teenager endured a nightmare start to the campaign at Anfield, but belatedly kickstarted his season at Goodison Park last Sunday.

He reminded everyone of his quality with an outstanding display as a holding midfielder against Everton.

That makes rumours that his contract talks are not running 100 per cent smoothly all the more worrying.

Fans not impressed

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Reportedly, the deal Rice is being offered would still be less than what Reece Oxford is earning. Oxford’s career started as brightly as Rice’s did, but he is now an outcast.

His performance in the Checkatrade Trophy in midweek underlined how much he still needs to improve. Rice has motored ahead of him.

West Ham fans are not happy about the situation at all. We’ve picked out some of the best reaction…

 

 

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