No matter what team you support, there’s no doubt you have been impressed with the rise of West Ham’s academy star Declan Rice.
The Irons midfielder has gone from a squad player for Manuel Pellegrini to an England international in a matter of months and has established himself as one of the brightest prospects in world football after a stellar season in the Premier League, but with all that baggage comes rumours of a move away.
Rice has been at the centre of multiple reports of a move away from West Ham, with the rumours from Scott Minto (as per the Sun) in April linking the England international to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
The Hammers face an uphill battle to keep hold of their prized midfielder this season, but the club can do their best to ensure Rice has the players around him to not only convince him to stay but that can help the anchor-man improve his game, and one player could do just that.
According to Spanish publication El Desmarque, Real Betis midfielder and Cardiff City loanee Victor Camarasa is a target for West Ham this summer after an impressive season with the Bluebirds despite relegation to the Championship.
With a reported release clause of £21 million, the Spanish midfielder could be a smart signing for West Ham this summer, who are in need of more creativity in the midfield with Jack Wilshere’s injuries yet again getting the best of him, and Camarasa could be perfect for Rice as well.
Signing a player of Camarasa’s quality would bring a new dynamic to West Ham due to the Spaniard’s ability to score and create chances regularly in matches, and his impact in the final third for Pellegrini’s side could be a big upgrade to what the Chilean currently has at the club.
Camarasa’s impact could also convince Rice to stay at his boyhood team longer, with a signing like that showing the teenager that the club are willing to be ambitious in the future and bring in players that fit around him.
West Ham fans, would Camarasa be enough to keep Rice at the club? Let us know!
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