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West Ham fans react as Declan Rice is linked with Chelsea

West Ham fans react as Declan Rice is linked with Chelsea

Declan Rice had risen through the ranks at Chelsea’s academy until the age of 14, when, upon his release, he was snapped up by West Ham United, and has since made the grade in the first-team after ascending from the Academy of Football.

Rice is now a key component in Manuel Pellegrini’s team whereby he shields the backline in a defensive midfield role, and he is certainly doing a decent job in that area of the pitch having helped the Hammers to two wins and two draws in his last six Premier League starts.

However, as his contract only runs up until the summer of 2019, Chelsea have reportedly been keeping tabs on Rice and could take the player back to South West London.

Unsurprisingly, these recent links have stimulated quite a response from several West Ham fans on Twitter, some of which wouldn’t be overly surprised if their side were to indeed lose one of their best performers…

Yet multiple other fans are suggesting that West Ham must fork out a substantial amount in an attempt to keep Rice at the London Stadium…

One fan, in particular, seems to be bewildered as to how the deal has not been negotiated yet…

West Ham fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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