The unceasing interest in Declan Rice from the Premier League’s top clubs seems to never end, thereby causing West Ham to peg a huge price tag on their star midfielder.
Rice’s performances in Euro 2020 however, cemented the Hammers’ belief that they should not be in a haste to put him up for sale given his massive potential, as he has grown from strength to strength this football season, locally and in the Europa League too.
As gathered from The Times, for that reason, West Ham’s valuation has skyrocketed above 120 million pounds (144m euros).
In the beginning of February, coach David Moyes strongly insisted that a fee of 100 million pounds would be quite a very low price tag for such a player like Declan Rice.
He stated; “You will need humongous money to get close (to signing Rice])” Declan Moyes told the press.
“I disclosed in the summer that I thought Declan Rice was 100 million (pounds). That was your opportunity to acquire him cheap. You can make up your mind over what I am talking about right now.
“I feel his commitment. He is under contract and we are truly contented to have him. Of course, he is here for certainly a few years.”
Futballnews authoritatively reports that the expiry of Rice’s contract is in 2024.
Additionally, Declan Rice has obviously been on a fast track to the very top of the game since he joined West Ham United at the age of 14.
What You Should Know About Declan Rice
Declan Rice is always comfortable playing as a center-back, or even defensive midfielder, the tall, strong, versatile Rice also captained the Hammers at U16, U18, and U23 level just before making his first-team debut in a Premier League win at Burnley in the final game of the 2016 – 2017 season.
Most especially, at 19, he finished as runner-up in the Hammer of the Year voting, before bagging the award in 2019/20.
The Kingston-upon-Thames-born player further switched his international allegiance from the Republic of Ireland to that of England in the year 2019 (March), and has since featured at the UEFA Nations League finals and in both FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championship qualifying.