As is always the case when a player outside of the top six starts performing well, the transfer rumour mill starts turning. This time around it’s West Ham’s young defensive rock, Declan Rice. The London Stadium academy man has been linked with moves to Tottenham and Chelsea in The Daily Mail recently and The Hammers are desperate to see him pen a new deal at the club.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) 4 November 2018
Whilst you might think West Ham wouldn’t sell to one of their biggest rivals in Tottenham, it is a border that has been crossed before and most of The Lilywhites would love to have a versatile young defender like Rice at the club. Meanwhile, at Chelsea the defender would be able to slip in and out of both the back four and the defensive role in Maurizio Sarri’s three-man midfield, although for now, West Ham will be eager to keep him.
The 19-year-old undoubtedly has a huge future ahead of him and whilst the on-going debate rolls on around whether he should choose England or the Republic of Ireland to represent internationally, the debate over who he should sign for is still on-going. At the London Stadium, the fans will be urging both David Sullivan and David Gold to fork out on a big contract for the youngster and ensure he’s tied down at the club, with the fear of losing him something that they don’t even want to think about at the moment.
You can read The Irons’ verdict on Rice here:
Terminate AC’s contract and give Rice the dosh ! £££
— Vincenzo H-F. (@DagChaseBirder) 4 November 2018
@davidgold have a look at this photo and tell me he isn’t worth every penny he is asking in his contract. He loves this club and us as fans love him !!! He is our future …. SIGN HIM UP
— Paul McMahon (@Macca11Paul) 4 November 2018
Give him what he deserves, he’s proven himself. pic.twitter.com/dnkygsYh9q
— San Pellegrini (@PellegriniFC) 4 November 2018
Cool picture, pay that man his money. #COYI
— Keane (@KeaneCheese) November 4, 2018
— It's me Stu. (@stuseeds) November 4, 2018
About time you give the fella the contract he deserves
— Steve Chapman (@steviechapman) 4 November 2018
Any danger of giving him a new contract?
— George Wood (@Woodgeorge16) November 4, 2018
Well played yesterday, good performance. Yes a contract should be given.
— The Hacker 1956 (@thehacker1956) November 4, 2018
West Ham fans everywhere are desperate to see Rice sign a new deal and would table him a contract tomorrow if they could.