West Ham United have currently entangled them in a contract standoff with one of their key players.
Declan Rice is thought to have rejected two offers from the Hammers to renew his deal with the London Stadium outfit – something the 19-year-old is keen to do.
It is understood that Rice wants a six-year contract with the Hammers worth £30,000 a week for the first three years before it rises to £35,000 a week for the final half of the contract.
With the wages that players are currently on, and given the ability and talent he has, those demands are still way short of what others earn in the first-team.
When considering the demands that Rice has and given how important he will likely become for the Irons, it is a real surprise a deal has not yet been concluded.
West Ham, for whatever reasons, are wary of giving the teenager a big money deal, despite the mounting interest in the versatile man from other sides in the Premier League.
In terms of the money within football, £30,000 a week is a really small price to pay, especially when the man that wants it could become a legend for the club if his development continues in the same way it has been.
West Ham fans – thoughts?
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