Declan Rice is adored by the West Ham faithful, but Carlton Palmer believes that selling the midfielder could give the Hammers the best chance of improving their squad.
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Ironically, the Hammers are reportedly seen on signing a player from each of those clubs.
Jesse Lingard, who’s done brilliantly following his loan move from Old Trafford, has been strongly linked with a permanent move to the London Stadium, whilst Tammy Abraham could fill the void left by the January departure of Sebastien Haller.
Bringing those two to east London could set the Hammers back a large amount, and with Rice going to cost more than £100m, cashing-in on the 22-year-old could allow West Ham to buy elsewhere, especially with Europa League football on the horizon.
Palmer exclusively told This is Futbol:
“If I could get Abraham and Lingard in, and let Declan go, I think it’s worth a look. I think Declan’s a good player, but everyone has their price.
“If he can get two players in, so he can then afford Lingard and Abraham, do West Ham do the same or even better next year? David will be looking from a supporters’ point of view.”