A lot of the West Ham fanbase are highlighting how good Declan Rice is after a fan posted pictures of his statistics so far this season.
The tweet showed stats made by Sky Sports, and ranks the midfielder as second when it comes to long pass success, only behind Manchester City’s Rodri, whilst he is also second out of the defensive midfielders in England’s top flight when it comes to recoveries, tackles, interceptions and dribbles.
After making his debut for the Hammers only three years ago, the 21 year-old England international, per Transfermarkt, has had a remarkable rise, and is now a crucial part of the side.
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These performances have not gone unnoticed as not only is he a crucial member in Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad but London rivals Chelsea have been heavily linked with making a move for the player in the summer, via The Express.
The stats highlight how good he has been this campaign, and it makes you wonder where the Irons would be in the Premier League without him, as they currently sit 16th, via BBC Sport.
Sky Sports also named the midfielder as the East London side’s Most Valuable Player, and if the club want to avpid battling relegation next year, they need to do everything they can to keep hold of him.
Here is what fans had to say following the tweet:
For those of you that still don’t rate Declan Rice pic.twitter.com/SQnmSD0xpc
— Tom⚒ (@TomWhu16) April 28, 2020
by far the most disrespected player on this platform, any tweet claiming rice is good has hundreds of top 6 clubs fans just saying overrated and overhyped. I really have no idea why
— King Arthur (@MasuakuMagic) April 28, 2020
People forget he’s only 21
— vinder⚒ (@whuvinder) April 28, 2020
Better than Henderson
— .Leo (@fidler_leo) April 28, 2020
Best DM in the league
— Lucas 🏴⚒ (@whuIucas) April 28, 2020
One of the most disrespected West Ham players on this app despite the fact he’s one of our best players https://t.co/NgJ5KacX94
— JASPER MOORE WHU ⚒ (@JazzyMoore16) April 28, 2020
Easily the best dm after rodri https://t.co/UTFmwOd5GH
— ☠️ (@ryanlipman2001) April 28, 2020
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