Declan Rice has got a few West Ham fans wondering after the Englishman spoke of his aim to play with Chelsea playmaker and close friend, Mason Mount.
“Me and Mason always said ‘One day we will play together again’ and hopefully now that chance will be for England. That would be really special for me and my family.” – @_DeclanRice pic.twitter.com/fcfeTVtfsF
— West Ham United (@WestHam) September 6, 2019
Currently, Rice and Mount are working together on international duty with England, and the West Ham midfielder hopes of playing alongside his best friend once again. The two Premier League youngsters met when they were seven at Chelsea’s academy, and now both at 20-years-old, the two could share a pitch together on the international stage.
Rice was released by Chelsea at 14 and joined West Ham, where he signed a professional contract one year after joining. Mount, on the other hand, remained with the Blues, breaking onto the scene a little later as he only became a first-team regular this season with Chelsea.
Rice spoke to WHUFC.com, stating: “I’m delighted Mason is there too! When I got released from Chelsea, we always said ‘One day we will play together again’ and hopefully now that chance will be for England. That would be really special for me and my family.”
With Mount and Rice both regulars for Premier League sides having played in every league game so far (via WhoScored), and a potential England partnership on the cards, the above comments seem to have stirred up a dream for some West Ham fans.
Here is what they have had to say…
Sign him up then 📝
— San Pellegrini ™ (@WestHamCF) September 6, 2019
Bring him to the club please
— Joshua Dale (@ninjadale28) September 6, 2019
Looks like you’re gonna have to sign him then
— kalle🇫🇮 (@LxrryFishermxn) September 6, 2019
Keep going fella. both with the world at your feet. Show the golden generation how it’s meant to be done.
— Martyn Stanley (@martyns1975) September 6, 2019
Tap him up and bring him to a proper London club. It’s called “doing an Arnie”.
— West Ham United Transfer Kitty (@WHTransferKitty) 6 September 2019
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— Alex (@alexnaomiramos_) 6 September 2019