Speaking to Sky Sports, via the Metro, midfield star Declan Rice has opened up over his future at West Ham and has dropped a cryptic hint that he could be open to leaving – dealing a potential blow to the Hammers as they aim to see off interest from Chelsea.
Rice, who is being heavily linked with a move away, could in fact leave West Ham in January if the right opportunity presents itself and the Hammers receive a noteworthy bid.
Should Declan Rice leave in January?
Yes, good luck to him, all the best
No, need to keep him at all costs
Rice potential blow emerges
The Englishman, recently firing in his first international goal, has been integral for David Moyes’ side this season – starting every Premier League game and averaging a highly impressive 2.4 interceptions per 90 (WhoScored).
However, after his latest admission to Sky Sports, West Ham face losing their star man after he dropped a cryptic hint over his future in east London – going on to refuse ruling out a potential move away and claiming he aims to win trophies over his career.
Given his links with Chelsea, this means Rice could potentially be open to a move across the capital in order to have a better chance of obtaining silverware – dealing West Ham a potential blow.
Transfer Tavern take
If Rice does end up leaving the London Stadium, it would be undoubtedly handicap Moyes’ side given his integral presence in midfield.
The tough-tackling enforcer is a vital presence for the Hammers and one of their key assets, leaving little wonder why Chelsea allegedly wish to pay big money for his signature.
West Ham could feasibly lose their star man after his latest hint, but whether or not he does leave in January remains to be seen.
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