West Ham midfield ace Declan Rice has been linked with a summer move to Manchester United, but the England international has seemingly hinted what his intentions are for next season.
Rice picked up his second Hammer of the Year award on Monday night, but it is understood that he is among United’s midfield targets in the summer transfer window.
Erik ten Hag will be trusted with rebuilding the squad and buying the right players to fit into his preferred style of football, with the likes of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic set to leave the club.
West Ham manager David Moyes has made it clear in the public that it won’t be easy to prise Rice away, with the Hammers slapping a £150 million price tag on their star player.
Judging by how Rice spoke at the annual West Ham award ceremony, it doesn’t sound like the player will be forcing a move through anytime soon.
Rice told West Ham club media: “We’ve proved that we can play in big European games and our fans and our stadium have shown we can handle those big European nights, and that’s what we want more of.
“I’m proud of the lads because we’re not the biggest of squads… but in the end we’ve had a great year and we’re ready to go again.”
It sounds like another summer that sees Rice priced out of a move away from West Ham.
While he would improved our midfield, it would be crazy to spend £150m for his signature and I don’t think any other club in world football would consider such a move.