After a terrible start to their season, West Ham seem to have finally hit some form this season as the Hammers followed up their win over Everton with a draw against Chelsea at the weekend.
With Chelsea in superb form, holding the Blues to a 0-0 draw was a great result for West Ham and it’s starting to look like Manuel Pellegrini has discovered his best line up. Jack Wilshere picked up an ankle injury a couple of weeks ago and in his absence, Pellegrini decided to play a three-man midfield with Mark Noble and Pedro Obiang playing either side of academy graduate Declan Rice.
The youngster has thrived at the base of midfield, and it looks as though West Ham have found the holding midfielder that they’ve been crying out for and according to The Sun, West Ham are ready to offer the 19-year-old a new long-term deal worth £15,000-a-week.
The academy graduate is on £3,000-a-week with his current deal and it seems a no-brainer to offer him a new long-term contract to tie him down at the club. Voted as the ‘Young Hammer of the Year’ last season, Rice has established himself as a key part of Pellegrini’s plans and has already made four appearances for the first-team this season.
With his ability to also play as a centreback, West Ham must tie him down to a new long-term deal, a deal which might go some way into easing the pressure off the owners from the West ham faithful.
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