West Ham United fans worried about Declan Rice’s commitment to the club got a big boost from the man himself after England’s latest win at Euro 2020.
The West Ham talisman was superb again as he helped the Three Lions beat Ukraine 4-0 to set up a semi-final against Denmark on Wednesday night.
But while Rice has been away at Euro 2020, West Ham fans have had to contend with fresh speculation over his club future.
Hammers fans suffer more Rice speculation
The Telegraph ran an exclusive this week claiming Rice has turned down two offers of new contracts from West Ham.
And the Hammers midfielder has reportedly asked the club to keep him informed of any bids.
That has – inevitably – sparked increased speculation Rice will leave West Ham with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool linked.
Was Dec sending message to West Ham fans over his future with crossed Hammers salute after England win?
Rice will be well aware of the intense speculation over his future that has being doing the rounds since The Telegraph story broke.
So was he sending a message to West Ham fans over his future when he was spotted doing the crossed Hammers in Rome following the 4-0 victory at the Stadio Olimpico?
Many West Ham fans certainly took it that way judging by the posts on social media.
Rice has never hidden his love for West Ham. And he always wears his heart on his sleeve in that respect.
Fans desperate to see Moyes backed in building team around Rice that matches his ambition
West Ham fans are desperate to see the David Moyes given the backing to continue to build a team around him that matches Rice’s ambitions.
And with Mark Noble retiring at the end of next season, Rice is the full-time captain in waiting.
Let’s hope Dec’s crossed Hammers is a symbol of hope!