According to Football Insider, West Ham United and GSB are prepared to sell Declan Rice for a fee of £90m as they line up a bid for his replacement.
The Lowdown: Rice in demand
After becoming one of West Ham’s star performers and playing a key role in England’s run to the Euro 2020 final, Rice is a player in demand.
The Latest: Hammers open to Rice sale
As per this latest report, the Hammers are contemplating the possibility of selling the midfielder.
A West Ham source has told Football Insider that GSB would sell Rice for £90m and are already looking at potential replacements.
The Verdict: Sell at the right time
Rice has become a superstar with the Hammers over the past few years. Despite his young age, he has made 152 appearances for the club (Transfermarkt), and he has been vital to the rise up the Premier League table.
Unfortunately for the London outfit, he has turned down their approaches in regards to a new contract, indicating he is looking to make the next step in his career eventually.
Would you take £90m for Rice?
As it stands though, he has two years left on his contract, and the Irons have an option to extend his deal for an extra 12 months. Currently valued at £63m by Transfermarkt, his potential future transfer must be timed to perfection – wait too long and the Irons could lose out on a massive deal if he does not extend his terms.
As they long as they can replace with him with a quality alternative, losing Rice for a huge fee in the near future may not be quite the gut punch it would feel like for the fans.
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