West Ham midfielder Declan Rice put in a stellar performance against Chelsea in the 3-2 win on Wednesday night and it has led to more talk online about the 21-year-old’s future.
A video compilation of the stand-in captain’s display at the London Stadium saw many Hammers supporters on Twitter praising the player, although some are concerned about how long they can keep hold of him:
He’s mustard ⚒
— An Idiot Up North (@MattyH14) July 2, 2020
Best cdm in league
— Ben Norbury (@ben_norbury) July 2, 2020
Quality player..lucky to have him. Clubs will come knocking pic.twitter.com/EpUTUooBlf
— Claret and Blue⚒ (@Dave83238635) July 2, 2020
? % POTY ?? ⚒
— PoKeRmUsH (@pokermush) July 2, 2020
Yes he is. I was trying to find passages that summed his game up, but they all did. Positioning is second to none. Rice place, Rice time…
— Paul Holliday (@paul_r_holliday) July 2, 2020
— Neil Selby (@neilselby2) July 2, 2020
The kid is gone in the next window ain’t he?
— Richard Sweeny (@R_sweeny) July 2, 2020
So comfortable on the ball. What a bloke
— Dom ??? (@domchandler8) July 2, 2020
As we have reported previously, Chelsea appear to be the team who are the keenest on signing Rice. The Blues were said to be considering a £45m bid for the England international even before Wednesday’s game.
Manager Frank Lampard is apparently interested in utilising him in defence as part of a back three, but West Ham will certainly not let him go without a fight.
Even in the current financial climate, the Irons will reportedly demand £70m for Rice and, considering his importance to the team, that may still be on the low side.