Troy Deeney speculated that West Ham United ace Declan Rice excelling at the Euros this summer may well convince some of the big boys to try and sign him, when speaking on talkSPORT this morning.
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The 22-year-old midfielder has been truly exceptional for the Hammers this season.
In fact, he has been our best and most consistent player over the past three seasons.
Declan Rice is instrumental to the way in which West Ham play. He is priceless and absolutely indispensable for the Hammers.
David Moyes said as much when he insisted that he wouldn’t sell the England international even for £100 million this summer (The Telegraph).
Troy Deeney makes ludicrous Declan Rice claim
Dec is now a fully established player in Gareth Southgate’s England side. He will undoubtedly play a big role for the Three Lions at Euro 2021.
Troy Deeney told talkSPORT that if Rice does rip it up at the Euros, some of the top clubs may well be convinced to try and sign him:
“Declan is going to be the one that’s going to be the constant [for England]. Not only this season, but last season as well, he’s just grown and grown as a player and a wonderful human being. It will be really interesting to see how he does at the Euros and whether that solidifies somebody from the top clubs to go: ‘Right, we’re going to pay the £50-60m that it takes to get him’.”
Now, Deeney is right in the sense that the top clubs will want to sign Rice if he experiences a successful Euro 2021. That is fairly obvious.
Suggesting that the 22-year-old is worth just £50-60 million, however, is a long way off the mark.
In fact, it is quite frankly ludicrous.
David Moyes has even said that he wouldn’t entertain offers of £100 million for Rice!
Chelsea and Manchester United have both been strongly linked with summer moves to sign the West Ham starlet (talkSPORT).
If either of those clubs want to sign the 22-year-old, £50 or £60 million won’t cut it, however.
Troy Deeney talks a lot sense. This time he was way off the mark, however. There just isn’t a reality where Declan Rice would ever be sold for that kind of money. And if he was, the Hammers owners would have a mutiny on their hands.