As per a West Ham United source, speaking to club insiders Claret & Hugh, a major behind-the-scenes contract update has emerged involving star man Declan Rice.
The Lowdown: Rice shining…
After reportedly rejecting contract offers in the summer amid serious interest from top Premier League clubs (The Guardian), Hammers fans will surely be eager to see him commit to the club and put pen to paper on fresh terms.
Rice is apparently set to be offered another new deal as insiders Claret & Hugh share some exciting news from an Irons source involving new club shareholder Daniel Kretinsky.
The Latest: Rice claim emerges…
According to their information, West Ham’s minority shareholder is set to back the club as they prepare an offer to make Rice the highest-paid player in their history.
Indeed, with help from the Czech billionaire, the Hammers are determined to convince the England international to put pen to paper on a bumper new four-year deal at the London Stadium.
A source also told Claret & Hugh: “We will be doing everything possible on a new offer to Declan.”
The Verdict: Get it done…
To say that Rice is a key player for West Ham would be the understatement of the century.
An untouchable in David Moyes’ starting XI and one of only three men to play in every single Premier League game so far for the club this season, the midfield gem has also averaged more interceptions per 90 (1.9) over that time than any Irons player (WhoScored).
These numbers are just the start, with Premier League legend Alan Shearer calling him an ‘excellent player’ on Match of the Day (via This Is Futbol), and we aren’t the least bit surprised that a new deal for Rice is at the forefront of West Ham’s thinking.
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