West Ham United star Robert Snodgrass has made a worrying prediction about Declan Rice.
Snodgrass has become a real fans’s favourite during his time at West Ham.
But the Scot admitted Hammers supporters will not like him for predicting it is ‘only a matter of time’ before someone makes a move for teammate Declan Rice.
West Ham hero Rice has been consistently linked with mega money moves to the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and most recently Chelsea (Sky Sports).
Snodgrass sounds warning over Rice
And speaking on Sky Sports to fellow Scot Kris Boyd, Snodgrass had a word of warning for West Ham.
“Listen for me he’s one of the best centre midfielders,” Snodgrass said on Sky Sports.
“Me personally I think, because he’s been centre back and he’s moved into defensive midfield, I think he’d be even better going further forward again, I think he’s got goals in him, he’s a great driving force.
“He’s so level-headed, it’s as if he plays above his age you know.
“He reads the game so well, he’s a lovely kid, he always wants to learn.
‘Only a matter of time’
“And I think, listen, it’s only a matter of time before the big guns come calling.
“I know the West Ham fans won’t like me for saying this but it’s the nature of the game, right now everybody wants to take top talent, and he’s certainly top talent.”
According to Football Insider West Ham co-owner David Sullivan wants to keep Rice at West Ham.
And Rice himself has talked about his desire to succeed Mark Noble as Hammers captain (whufc.com).
Sullivan claims to be tested?
But reports from a host of sources claim West Ham face financial difficulties as a result of the global health crisis.
So if a club with unaffected resources does come calling with a big money off, it will be interesting to see if Sullivan’s stance changes.
If West Ham do resist, it will certainly do relations between supporters and the board a world of good.