Declan Rice has his mind back on West Ham United ahead of his return to training on Monday.

Rice will be back at Rush Green with his Hammers teammates after an extended holiday following his exploits with England at Euro 2020.

The West Ham talisman helped lead England to the final where they suffered penalty shootout heartache to Italy.

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Rice returns to Rush Green on Monday and his mind is back on West Ham

After a few weeks of well earned rest, Rice will be back at West Ham on Monday ahead of next weekend’s friendly against Italian side Atalanta.

And the Hammers midfield ace looks to be in good spirits. That’s after he shared some banter with teammate Arthur Masuaku on Twitter.

Masuaku is great value on social media. And while driving into training one day he once famously responded to a West Ham fan’s request for a shout out to the Shed Heads – with his accent making for a hilarious mispronunciation.

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‘What a guy’ Rice responds as hilarious video of Masuaku resurfaces

The video resurfaced on Twitter yesterday. And Masuaku – who returned to action with West Ham’s Under 23s this week amid his recovery from a knee operation – said: “Long time I didn’t see this… This accent man.”

To which a laughing Rice responded: “What a guy.”

Masuaku then suggested Rice would be a proud member of his mispronounced version of the Shed Heads group.

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Hammers talisman looks set for one more season at the very least

It is great to see Rice with his mind back on West Ham.

Hammers fans have been unsettled by speculation linking their star man with a move away since The Telegraph’s story about his contract snubs.

Whether West Ham can tie him down to a new deal remains to be seen.

But it seems increasingly likely Rice will be around for one more season at least to lead West Ham into Europe and see out mentor Mark Noble’s final campaign.

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