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West Ham should sign Chambers as Rice replacement

West Ham should sign Chambers as Rice replacement

West Ham United have struggled with consistency for large parts of the current campaign, which has made it difficult for them to challenge for a European spot. 

However, the Hammers still remain in a promising position at this moment in time, as they find themselves six points off seventh position and eight points above the relegation zone.

One thing that has been worrying supporters in recent times has been Declan Rice’s future, as Manchester City have recently been linked (as per The Sun) with a move for the midfielder.

Therefore, it would make sense for the Hammers to weigh up their options ahead of the summer transfer window, with Arsenal’s Calum Chambers possibly being of interest. Indeed, the North London club are reportedly (as per The Mirror) open to bids for the Englishman in the summer transfer window.

The 24-year-old has established himself as one of the standout performers for Fulham in the current campaign in his newly-found position as a defensive midfielder. He’s very similar to Declan Rice in many ways as he loves to get stuck in and often comes out with the ball, as well as helping intercept and getting his side moving forward.

Arsenal signed Chambers for a reported £16 million back in July of 2014, so you’d expect them to want at least what they paid for him when he joined. And, he hasn’t really done enough to suggest that they should be asking for much more than the original price, despite impressing at Craven Cottage.

Therefore, with Rice potentially costing Manchester City around £70 million in the summer months, it doesn’t look as if the Hammers would have to spend big to bring Chambers in as his potential replacement.

What do you think West Ham United fans?

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