Declan Rice has reportedly rejected two contract offers with West Ham, with both offers being below the weekly wage of Andriy Yarmolenko, according to ExWHUemployee.
This update comes after The Telegraph’s Matt Law reported that the West Ham midfielder has turned down two contract offers from the club.
Rice was an important member of David Moyes’ squad in the 2020/21 season, with the 22-year-old making 32 league starts from his 38 appearances in the Premier League.
West Ham finished sixth in the top-flight standings last term, and will be keen to build on that strong campaign heading into the new season, which gets underway on Sunday 15th August against Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
The midfielder was labelled as ‘top drawer’ by Wolves’ all-time top goalscorer Steve Bull in an exclusive interview with Football Transfer Tavern.
Plenty of West Ham supporters took to social media after this update, with the majority being hugely frustrated.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
“Wait so the “big bumper contract” that we’ve offered him is less than £100k a week. We’re run by clowns.”
“We’re an absolute joke of a club. Good luck to him deserves more and better than this club. Would love to see him and go on and win titles.”
“Insulting. Should be the best paid player at the club. We’ve shaved about £600k a week off the wage bill last few years.”
“Get rid of Yarmalenko and Anderson that’s 200k per week saved and make Rice the highest earner. Simple solution. Get it done WHU.”
“Disgrace, its as if they almost want to upset him so he asks for a move. He should be the highest paid player at the club no question about it If they value him at £100 million pay then pay him accordingly.”
“Offer him what he wants.”
“Then good for him. Deserves to be our highest-paid player. Should be building a team round him.”
“Bit insulting that he has been offered lower than both of those players!”
“That’s fair enough imo. So pay him more.”
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