Insider source ExWHUemployee has questioned remarks made by the Daily Telegraph journalist Matt Law that West Ham may consider offers in the region of £60m for Declan Rice.
Law pretty much writes exclusively about Chelsea these days, and while ExWHUemployee says the reporter is pretty reliable, he feels his assessment of Rice’s asking price is wide of the mark:
Matt is very reliable and a top man but I personally think it will take more than £60m https://t.co/2nYso84AMP
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) July 22, 2021
Supporters on Twitter also agree £60m would be too little, although some are concerned that the club’s owners will do a deal for below Rice’s reported £100m valuation:
get atleast 80m+ and sell. i love rice but if moyes is given the money and trust we would have a much better team overall
— Jack (@Jaxkxc) July 22, 2021
Imo unless he really wants to go, we should not be listening to any offers.
— ⚒♀️ Miss Markella COYI♀️ ⚒ (@noblesrightfoot) July 22, 2021
There will be riots if they sell him for anything less than 100 million
— Tom 父 (@whufctom_) July 22, 2021
With the clowns we unfortunately have it’s about money and they NEVER stick to what they say.
See this dragging then not get the transfers needed then Rice goes.
The true West Ham way (especially under these)#GSBOUT
— whufcpaul1 (@whufcpaul1) July 22, 2021
Anyone else get the feeling Sullivan has been itching to sell Rice for some time. Whether it’s 60 or 80m you’ve got to fear the majority will end up in Sully junior’s trust fund. I reckon Sully wants to cash in on Rice before he sells up as he intends to court offers shortly ??♂️
— Iron Dragon ⚒️??????? (@IronDragon87) July 22, 2021
If we accept £60m there can be no excuses for #GSBOUT their position would become untenable
— Ian McKee (@ianmckee58) July 22, 2021
Sullivan when first bid comes in next week pic.twitter.com/dJSC7cFnQm
— Chris (@west_ham_mad1) July 22, 2021
If we sell Dec for £60m then we are a complete circus.
— Angry Bilic #GSBOUT (@AngryBilic) July 22, 2021
With Chelsea focusing most of their attention on signing a new striker, you would have to think they won’t have the resources to spend big on two players this summer.
If that is the case, you’d suspect that they may still try and offer players, such as Tammy Abraham, in a deal for Rice. Were that to happen, you would assume such a proposal would be rejected as the Hammers are thought to be looking for a cash-only bid.