There is no mistaking that Declan Rice is emerging as a World class midfielder based on his impressive performances for West Ham in the recent excellent results vs Wolves, Spurs and Manchester City plus his top displays for England. The club are determined to sign the player to a new deal with his own performances key to that.
It may sound strange to say that Rice must perform well to earn a new deal at the London Stadium, but it really is the case as we explain below particularly with Chelsea so heavily linked with bringing the midfield general back to Stamford Bridge as part of the massive project being undertaken and financed under Frank Lampard.
If you think about it, the better Rice plays for West Ham as their key central midfielder and influential captain leading by example, the much better their results will be as shown this season which in turn means the team will achieve a higher place in the Premier League and possibly go on a Cup run or two.
After a good start if continued success comes to David Moyes’ side this season, Declan Rice will be much more inclined to stay and sign a new contract, spurning the overtures of Chelsea where he is unlikely to be made captain and is unlikely to receive as much playing time as he would with the Hammers. At either club he is certain to get big money but naturally Chelsea will be able to offer a larger salary however this will come with the risks to his playing time and as a result possibly selection for England.
With the likes of Jamie Carragher complimenting Declan Rice not only on his superb defensive play but also on his developing attacking play the midfielder is generating many admirers.
Signing the starlet to a multi-year new contract will be the most important bit of transfer business West Ham does over the next several transfer windows with not only Chelsea being strong suitors for him but also Man United and Man City not to mention possible attention from other leading European clubs.