Here are the three players that West Ham United absolutely must sign next summer after the Declan Rice comments today.

Rice spoke during a press conference out in Qatar this afternoon about his desire to play in the Champions League and to compete regularly for trophies.

Effectively that means that he’s off in the summer, even the most ardent of West Ham fans would find it hard to disagree with that statement.

The Hammers will allegedly demand north of £100 million for Rice…maybe even as much as £150 million (The Athletic)!

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I suspect that we will sell him for closer to £90/100 million. And if we get that kind of fee, David Moyes needs to bring three players in particular to the London Stadium in my opinion…

The 3 players West Ham absolutely must sign after Declan Rice comments

Ibrahim Sangare

I would absolutely love Moyes to bring Sangare to the London Stadium either in January or the summer of 2023.

What a player the PSV Eindhoven ace is.

Standing at 6ft 3in tall, Sangare is an absolute unit of a man, and he possesses energy and athleticism in abundance.

He’s a defensive midfielder by trade, but has recently evolved into more of a box-to-box player.

The 24-year-old bagged four goals and two assists for PSV Eindhoven last season, and this term he’s racked up five goals and one assist in 22 games (Transfermarkt).

During 29 outings for PSV last term, Sangare averaged 3.3 tackles and 2.6 interceptions per game. He made 70 passes on average per match and recorded an impressive completion rate of 86.1% (Who Scored).

Conor Gallagher

The four-capped England international would be a fine addition for West Ham, that goes without saying.

Gallagher was brilliant during his loan spell with Crystal Palace last season.

He has bagged eight goals and three assists in 34 Premier League games for Palace (Transfermarkt).

During those appearances, the 22-year-old averaged 2.4 tackles, 1.7 dribbles and 1.3 key passes per game (Who Scored).

He has incredible energy, drive, passion, determination and commitment to the cause. On top of all that as well, Gallagher is incredibly gifted from a technical perspective.

The Englishman is obviously very highly rated at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea will demand around £40 million for the 22-year-old’s signature (The Express).

The 3 players West Ham absolutely must sign after Declan Rice comments
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Armando Broja

Sun journalist Tom Barclay recently told Give Me Sport that Chelsea want around £40 million for the young forward in the summer.

He has been described as an ‘exceptional’ striker by The Athletic. Meanwhile, One Football label him as ‘lethal’. And Albania coach Sergio Porrini called him ‘devastating’.

Broja has pace and power in abundance and at just 21, he has so many years left ahead of him in the game.

The Albanian seems to be ideally suited to West Ham and considering the way in which he stretches the opposition with tireless runs into the channels, it’s easy to see why Moyes may want to sign him.

It is his all around game that is the most impressive thing about him. The way in which he holds up the ball with his back to goal and brings others into play is truly magnificent to watch.

The Declan Rice comments today were a clear indication that he intends to leave the London Stadium.

And when he does, I think Moyes needs to bring in the three players mentioned above.

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