In recent comments made on Twitter, ExWHUemployee addressed the recent reports linking West Ham United midfielder, Declan Rice, with a move away from the Hammers this summer.
So far this season, Rice has been in rather remarkable form over his 29 Premier League appearances for David Moyes’ side, with the 22-year-old scoring one goal and providing one assist, as well as averaging a highly impressive SofaScore match rating of 7.09 – ranking him as the club’s fourth-best performer in the top flight.
As a result of these fine displays, Troy Deeney recently suggested that Rice could leave West Ham this summer, telling talkSPORT that it would take between £50 million and £60 million for Moyes to part with the defensive midfielder.
However, in reaction to Deeney’s claims, ExWHUemployee took to Twitter, stating his belief that ‘it’s not true’ that Rice is set to leave east London at the end of the season, before adding: “Not for that price, certainly.”
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Considering the fact that it was reported the Hammers were demanding a fee of around £80 million for Rice last summer, the fact that the midfielder is now a regular England international, as well as performing extremely well for West Ham in their push for a Champions League finish this term, it would certainly appear unlikely that the club’s asking price for the 22-year-old would have decreased over the course of this season.
In other news: West Ham are preparing a summer offer for this 16-goal £13k p/w Moyes target – find out more here!
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