In an exclusive interview with The Transfer Tavern, Steve Bull, who made 561 appearances for Wolves, has claimed that Declan Rice is not worth anywhere near £100 million, as was quoted by Rob Lee to Transfer Tavern previously.
Before his injury which he picked up against Poland, Rice had played every single minute for West Ham in the Premier League this season with their success largely down to the partnership himself and Tomas Soucek had established.
Is Declan Rice worth £100 million?
David Moyes has turned the Hammers’ fortunes around after fighting off relegation last season, and they are now in a great position to qualify for the Champions League with just eight games left to play.
Speaking on why Rice isn’t worth £100 million and which player in the world could command a fee such as that, Bull spoke exclusively to Transfer Tavern:
“I think £100 million is a bit too much Mr Lee. We were saying last week that Neto was worth £75 million so you’ve really got to be thinking around that mark.
“I mean, it’s silly talking about these figures like £50, 70 and 100 million but I do think he’s a class player. You’re probably looking at Ronaldo for £100 million but no, I don’t think he’s worth that much.”
Moyes admitted before their 3-2 victory against Wolves that the club would have to listen to offers for both Rice and Soucek this summer.
The £62,000 per week midfielder is expected to miss a month’s worth of action after he played on with an injury for England during their World Cup qualifier against Poland, but was not checked over by the medical staff after the game.
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