Declan Rice has a special place in the hearts of many West Ham fans as he is a product of their academy. There had been some talk about him receiving a new contract but now, it looks like Chelsea will make another move to sign him in January.
The defensive midfielder is a key asset for the club and is a player the fans would almost certainly want to keep around.
He averaged 3.1 tackles and two interceptions a game last season (WhoScored), as well as picking up one goal and three assists, so keeping hold of such a consistent performer would certainly be a huge boost.
The £49.50 million-valued ace is a key player in David Moyes’ side, playing every minute of their season so far; and there is ample time for the England international to get even better as his career develops.
Given the replies to the original tweet, it seems like many Hammers fans, like those below, aren’t taking much notice about the report.
Here is how Hammers fans are reacting to this news about Rice:
Chelsea are reportedly preparing a fresh bid for Declan Rice and will try to prise the midfielder from West Ham in the January window.
— #GSBOUT West Ham News (@whufc_news) November 2, 2020
Why would he go there as his mate mount isn’t first choice to start.
— THE MK HAMMER (@PStentiford) November 2, 2020
doubt its true
— Mako. (@WHUmako) November 2, 2020
Preparing a fresh bid? When was the first one?
— AB (@AlexBicknell89) November 2, 2020
they the same people who said Antonio was fit.
— Gabe (@gabaevii) November 2, 2020
In the summer maybe but not even our owner’s are stupid enough to sell our best player during the season.
— Jay83 (@Jay8320) November 2, 2020
The price is NOW £100mil thanks
— paul way (@paulway6) November 2, 2020
In other West Ham news, Hammers legend Frank McAvennie believes one key man deserves a new contract. Have a read who it is here!
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