West Ham United journalist Roshane Thomas has been sharing the latest details surrounding Hammers midfielder Declan Rice and a potential transfer away from the east London club during the upcoming summer window.
This comes after Thomas co-hosted the latest episode of The Athletic’s West Ham-themed podcast U Irons where he spoke about a variety of subjects concerning David Moyes’ side.
On the subject of Rice and potential transfer interest in the midfielder from other clubs, Thomas had this to say on the matter.
He said: “In terms of what I’m hearing regarding Declan Rice’s future, it’s between Man United and Man City.
“It seems like Man City will have a lot more money to spend this summer and also we still don’t know yet regarding the future of Fernandinho. If he does leave, it seems like they’ll make a push for Declan Rice.
“It seems likely that Man United will move on from Fred this summer and they’ll look at someone like a Declan Rice. I reckon it’s between, well, in terms of what I’m hearing, it’s between those two clubs this summer for Rice.”
Since making his senior debut for the Hammers back in 2017 under former West Ham manager Slaven Bilic, the 22-year-old, who is currently valued at £54 million, has made 142 appearances for the east London club across all competitions, in which he has managed to score four goals and provide five assists in the process, prior to their midweek league match against West Bromwich Albion.
TIF Thoughts on Roshane Thomas’ comments on Rice and the potential transfer interest in him…
Given how Rice has played 90 minutes of every Premier League game he’s played in this season when he’s been in the squad, this shows just how much of a vital figure he is in Moyes’ squad and why the east London club would presumably want to keep hold of him for as long as possible.
Do you think West Ham will sell Rice this summer?
In our view, with West Ham currently in and around the European places in the Premier League table, the club should try and convince Rice that they are serious about making another push forward up the table next season to keep him at the London Stadium.