Speaking to Football Insider, pundit Michael Brown has hinted that West Ham could lose Declan Rice in January as big clubs reportedly plot a move – with the ex-Premier League midfielder going on to say that Chelsea are not the only ones looking to sign the Hammers maestro.
Rice, who has been heavily linked with a move to west London throughout the summer and in recent weeks, is currently at the centre of intense interest from other huge English clubs, according to the pundit.
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As his transfer saga wages on, Brown has now claimed to Football Insider that he knows ‘for a fact’ he is on a list of potential suitors as the January transfer window nears.
Brown drops Rice claim
This comes after fellow pundit and West Ham legend Frank McAvennie pinpointed an heir to Rice should he leave for Chelsea or another big club, with Aberdeen midfielder Nathan Ferguson tipped as his ‘ideal‘ replacement.
Now, Brown hints that Rice is in high demand, going on to explain that Chelsea aren’t the only ones after his signature.
“I think there will be several top clubs looking at him, and not just Chelsea. I know for a fact he’s on a list of people, that’s what I know he’s on,” explained the former Spurs man.
“He’s on a list and people are showing interest. He’s an England international, young player, different role that not anyone else plays.
“This kid’s getting better and better and you’re going to see someone want to pay big money for him.”
Transfer Tavern take
Indeed, taking into account Rice’s recent admission that he could want to win trophies, the prospect of a big-money move could prove enticing.
Whether or not West Ham opt to sell the ‘exciting‘ ace remains to be seen, but it could be an interesting few months ahead.
In other news: West Ham fans have been in full reaction to this potential signing, find out more here.
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