After an impressive and consistent set of performances this season, Man United legend Rio Ferdinand hails a midfielder from West Ham.
Leading his team above England’s best clubs, Declan Rice continues to build on his young career as an impactful leader and talented defensive midfielder for West Ham. His remarkable form this season grabs the attention of many football personalities, including Ferdinand.
“He has arguably been the best midfielder in the country.”
“He has dominated games, he has played with maturity. The Euros, something’s clicked in him different.”
“His game management, the way he can change the pace of a game at times, we saw that at Newcastle earlier in the season,” the Man United legend stressed.
Defensive midfielders are known to play multiple roles at once throughout football matches without scoring goals. However, Rice may offer more than what is expected from him.
“He’s added goals now. There’s a maturity in his game for one so young that he’s got levels still to go.”
Every football fan is aware that the league’s best players are always scouted by massive clubs— triggering rumors of Rice’s possible departure. The 22-year old seems to be a polished player this early, experiencing a lot of minutes in England’s Euro 2020 campaign. West Ham is currently third in the Premier League table, above massive clubs like Liverpool, Arsenal, and Man United.
Despite Rice’s tremendous spell with West Ham, should football fans expect a possible departure?