Boost for Manchester United as West Ham identify Declan Rice replacement

Admirers of Declan Rice could be handed a boost to sign the midfielder after it emerged West Ham are pushing a deal for Huddersfield Town star Lewis O’Brien.

The Express claims West Ham are “desperate” to hold onto Rice but could be willing to reconsider their position if they are successful in signing O’Brien.

From the constant transfer speculation that does the rounds in the English newspapers, as per The Sun, we have reason to believe both Chelsea and Manchester United are serious about their interest in Rice.

Being a United fan, I know that our teams lacks steel and mobility in midfield and Rice has starred for the east Londoners once again this campaign. Throw in the fact he’s a respected England international and came to Old Trafford before putting in an almighty performance just weeks ago.

Rice is probably recognised as one of the Premier League’s best midfielders and, at 23-years-old, it’s no wonder United want him.

However, after being released by Chelsea as a youngster, the West Ham star has made 155 Premier League experience so we would be getting a player with plenty of experience at such a young age.

It is setting up to be a big summer for United’s next manager.

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  1. Can they afford 150 million though? Anything less won’t do despite media pushing to lower price to 100 million

  2. O’Brien would be signed to add depth, not as a replacement. West Ham are not a selling club, our best players are on long contracts and, importantly, Man Utd would not be a step up for Rice. By all means make a bid if you have to, but accept being laughed at and told where to go, then we can all move on.

  3. Oh Dear. Deluded. Do you still think you can attract the very top players?
    Rice will stay at West Ham and when he does move it will be to a club that can offer success not a disfunctional rag bag of has beens and second rate players.
    City bound or possibly Chelsea, not a mid table side in a decrepit stadium trading on past glories

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