Ten new players arrived at West Ham over the summer as did former Manchester City boss Manuel, Pellegrini as the owners began a huge overhaul of the club in order to improve on their poor season last year.
With so many changes occurring at the club, it was always going to take time for the Hammers to adapt to a new style of play and bed into Pellegrini’s tactics. So far both Felipe Anderson and Issa Diop have both impressed but after a tough start to the season, the form of academy graduate, Declan Rice over the last two games has been an added bonus for the Hammers.
The 19-year-old who can play as a midfielder or defender seems to have found his natural position at the base of midfield, especially with Mark Noble and Pedro Obiang either side of him. Due to that, the club will offer him a new deal worth £15,000-a-week which by today’s standards is an incredibly low fee for such a young and promising player.
Such is the low amount that discussions between the club and player have ground to halt and have not taken place for months according to the report. With Reece Oxford on an apparent £20,000-a-week, offering such a low fee for Rice, who looks like he’s going to be a crucial player for West Ham this season, is an absurd move by the board.
A talented player, West Ham must make sure they avoid a potential banana skin, especially with the results starting to turn in the right direction.
West Ham fans, what do you think?
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