A lot of West Ham fans are reacting to the news reported by ExWHUemployee which states that Chelsea have been monitoring defensive midfielder Declan Rice and are interested in signing him.
The 21 one-year-old has played in all 29 Premier League games for the Hammers this season, and out of the squad, as per WhoScored, he averages the second-most tackles per game (3), the most interceptions (1.2) and the most dribbles of any midfielder (1.5).
The impact he has on a Premier League squad at a young age highlights the quality he possesses, and it would be understandable for many fans to be upset if he does move clubs.
Still, there’s little doubting that Chelsea can offer a more enticing project to a player given their frequent participation in the Champions League, as well as their status as one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League. Indeed, Rice himself is a former Blues academy talent, too.
With that in mind, here’s what West Ham fans are saying about the rumours:
Yes they have been monitoring him for ages. They really like him 😱 https://t.co/QMhWbOzaby
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) March 23, 2020
Sigh. 😞 pic.twitter.com/BLc1UwKtAL
— X 🕊 (@CFCShooterV2) March 23, 2020
Not surprising, we can either do this 2 ways. Sell for 80m+ and reinvest every single penny into the team, or keep him for a few more seasons – we won’t be able to hold onto him forever, got to pick the right moment to sell
— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_) March 23, 2020
He’ll wanna go and play with his mate Mason Mount too (and of course play for a better team)
— Richard Vickers (@richardvickers) March 24, 2020
If he’s off surely have to look at a player involved Aswell hopefully loftus cheek
— will earle (@willearle_) March 23, 2020
Just to add to bad news 💔 https://t.co/Euw38MkHHt
— West Ham⚒ (@WestHamNews___) March 23, 2020
I am a Declan Rice leaving West Ham away from a mental breakdown https://t.co/udDiajxzId
— Haddow (@JamShaddow) March 23, 2020
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