West Ham United and England star Declan Rice has been informed that he is “good enough” to play for any club in Europe.
Rice has progressed into a bloody fantastic footballer and West Ham are a small privileged to still have him on their books ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
His agreement is not owing to expire until finally 2024 so the Hammers ended up in a place to need what ever they wanted for Rice this summer season.
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They did just that, as David Moyes declared back in April that he is valued at £150m.
West Ham will know that Rice is not well worth that a lot. They basically tried to scare rivals off from producing bids this summertime.
This has labored a handle as the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United have not moved for Rice at the time of writing.
So the midfielder appears set to be critical for West Ham again subsequent year as they attempt to problem for a European spot the moment once again.
Club legend Tony Cottee is wary though that West Ham could have to sell Rice future summer time.
He concedes that “the only way” the Hammers can preserve him is if they qualify for the Champions League. This is pretty unlikely, so Cottee thinks Rice will be sold next yr for £90-100m:
“West Ham have completed well to preserve Declan this season. It was critical that they stamped their authority and set a preposterous price tag on his head,” Cottee said (prices via The Mirror).
“If you never pay £120 million for Harry Kane, you’re not heading to fork out £150 million for Declan. But the even more into his contract he is, the more affordable he will be.
“This time upcoming 12 months, you may be in a position to select him up for £90 million or £100 million, which is far more practical for the large boys. I can truthfully say Declan is superior enough to enjoy for any of the top rated six clubs in this state, as very well as Actual Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, PSG… identify any club in Europe, he is good more than enough to play there.
“I hope West Ham can preserve him – but I panic the worst, as all West Ham fans do. The only way they can probably preserve him is for West Ham to get into the Champions League for subsequent year, and I feel that could be a stage far too far for them this calendar year. I would not be astonished if, in a year’s time, he’ll be lining up for his new club.
He additional: “He’s not acquiring any youthful. He’ll be 24 this time subsequent calendar year and he’ll want to perform Champions League soccer. Unless of course West Ham complete in the best 4, I assume we’ll see Declan playing for someone else subsequent calendar year.”