Corresponding Fabrizio RomanoDeclan Rice has turned down a third contract offer from West Ham as he seeks a move from the London Stadium.
What’s the matter?
Well, just eight days after kissing the West Ham badge in Lyon, the 23-year-old has once again expressed a desire to leave east London.
Rice is not expected to sign a new contract as his current terms expire in June 2024.
Of course, that still seems ages away, but if the 23-year-old is adamant about not putting pen to paper, his value will fall with each passing month from now on.
Romano adds that West Ham and David Moyes regard Rice as untouchable and have no intention of selling the England international.
However, after West Ham’s No 41 turned down a third contract offer, they may be left with no choice but to cash in.
West Ham could benefit from Declan Rice exit
Understandably, this news will be extremely painful for West Ham fans to read.
However, it could actually be beneficial for the Hammers.
Moyes has already imposed a £150m price tag on Rice, which we wouldn’t be surprised if a side like Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain paid.
As quoted by evening standard, the 58-year-old said: “£150m would be the minimum now but he is not for sale. What I do know is that there are only certain clubs that could even consider it.”
Even if West Ham receive a fee in the region of £100m-120m, that money can be used for an iron overhaul.
A new striker could join, as well as an outstanding left-back, goalkeeper and centre-back.
To put it simply, the sale of Rice could make West Ham a better team overall if the money is spent wisely.
Keep an eye on this saga because anything could happen this summer.
In other news, Gary Lineker sends a 2-word tweet about the graphic featuring the Spurs player at Manchester United
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