It was surely only a matter of time before the PL big boys began circling around West Ham midfielder Declan Rice. At only 22 years of age, England international has established himself as the Hammers’ best footballer, and a trusted member of Gareth Southgate’s national team set-up.
Although the Irons have improved greatly under David Moyes over the last 18 months or so, the fact stays that West Ham United, unless they’re taken over by a consortium or an individual with money to spend, will never be able to compete with the likes of Man United.
It’s perhaps with that in mind that a move to Man United is a ‘near certainty’ for Declan next summer. The Norwegian coach is building a fabulous squad, and Man United don’t appear to be far away from challenging for the top prizes once more. With Declan in situ, they could finally get over the line in the PL. He is that good.
The Irons can’t be in any doubt that the future of their captain is elsewhere, and unless they can offer him UCL football by campaign’s end, or some serious squad investment to prove their ambitions, it’s an easy decision for Declan Rice to make.