Speaking to Football Insider, pundit and Sky Sports regular Kevin Phillips has reacted to claims involving West Ham United star Declan Rice after club insider Claret & Hugh shared Manchester United’s rather bizarre new transfer stance.
The Lowdown: United interest cools for Rice
Recently, insider C&H shared news from United in regards to a swoop for star man Rice – with the outlet claiming that Red Devils scouts are having second thoughts over the price tag and his lack of pace.
Any club that comes in for Rice would have invest heavily, however, as GSB apparently value him upwards of £100 million.
The Latest: Phillips reacts to Rice claim
In reaction to C&H’s claim involving United scouts and West Ham’s star asset, Phillips is amazed over the alleged stance on Rice from United officials.
However, he also believes this could come as ‘great news’ for the Irons overall.
“I do not think it is a fair assessment saying Rice is too slow,” he explained to FI.
“I think he covers the ground quite well. He is a bit like Jordan Henderson. It is not his kind of role.
“It amazes me when people say he is too slow. Look at McTominay, I’d say Declan is a bit quicker than him.
“It is great news for West Ham though. The more that pull out the better for them! David Moyes will be hoping they all think he is too slow!”
The Verdict: West Ham should be overjoyed…
One big fear for West Ham is losing Rice in the summer and it’s safe to say his exit would be a huge blow to manager David Moyes.
A lot will depend on whether the Irons secure European qualification at the end of this season, and a previously unprecedented surge into the Champions League places could increase the odds of Rice committing his future.
C&H’s news that United scouts have took a bizarre fresh stance on star man definitely comes a boost given that’s one less horse allegedly dropping out of the race.
Phillips certainly has every right to call it ‘great news’ for West Ham.
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