On the latest edition of the Football Social Daily podcast, journalist Matt Cunningham has been discussing the future of West Ham star Declan Rice.
Will Rice be a West Ham player next season?
However, the journalist was uncertain on whether Rice would be a part of the London side amid speculation surrounding the 22-year-old’s future.
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Rice has been linked with a potential move across London to Chelsea, and although these rumours were questioned when Frank Lampard was sacked, recent reports have suggested Thomas Tuchel would back a move for the midfielder.
Speaking on the matter, Cunningham had the following to say (25:57):
“I think ultimately, West Ham aren’t going to really decide the future of their players. For someone like Declan Rice, if a top team comes along, he’ll probably want to move on because of his age, he wants to play at a big club, it’s a big opportunity, it’ll be a big transfer fee.
“I think he’ll just choose to move on whether that’s someone like [Manchester] United Chelsea whoever it may be.”
TIF Thoughts on Rice’s future…
West Ham sealing their spot in the Europa League for next season is a huge bonus for the club’s hopes of keeping Rice at the club.
However, it would be interesting to see where the £60k-per-week star’s thoughts would lie if Chelsea were to up their reported interest in him with Tuchel’s side able to offer the 22-year-old Champions League football.