West Ham have set an asking price for Manchester United-linked midfielder Declan Rice.
It is understood West Ham will allow Declan Rice to leave in the summer transfer window if they recieve an offer of £120 million.
Sky Sports reports that West Ham have already had enquiries about Rice’s future – and that Manchester United have shown an interest in the midfielder.
Rice will surely want to move to a club playing in the Champions League, which could rule out a few of the clubs that are said to be monitoring his situation at West Ham.
This is an established England international we’re talking about and he’d cost us a fortune.
In other words, it’s the type of signing we should forget about if the Glazers remain at the club.
The former Chelsea academy star has also been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge — as well as Arsenal and Liverpool — but he’s got two years remaining on his current deal at West Ham.
United will be in the market to bolster their midfield in the summer, although I don’t think we’ll have £120m to spend after a centre-forward is acquired.
Furthermore, Arsenal are reportedly leading the way to sign Rice. It is said the Hammers would also take £100m plus a player in exchange for the 24-year-old.
When asked about Rice’s future at the weekend, David Moyes told reporters (football.london): “You’ve seen him play for England, you’ve seen the abilities he uses in recovering the ball and getting around people. He’s great across the ground, very quick. I’m pleased, but not surprised.
“That’s why he is probably the best English midfield player around and that is why he is going to be extremely expensive if anybody comes calling.”
Rice currently earns around £70,000-a-week and it doesn’t sound like he will be agreeing new terms with West Ham anytime soon.
Stretty News verdict – Rice not worth £120m
Even as someone who rates Rice highly and would take him at United in the morning, there’s no way you could justify paying £120m for him this summer.
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