Date: 20th June 2021 at 9:00am
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Peterborough United Director of Football Barry Fry insists that Declan Rice will not leave United this summer because of his loyalty to the club.

The England international enjoyed a fantastic season last term, with the Hammers qualifying for the via a sixth-placed finish.

Rice made a total of 32 appearances in the League, scoring two goals and laying on an assist, and is now a key member of the England squad.

Do you think that Rice will stay at West Ham?

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He played in the opening game of Euro 2020 under Gareth Southgate, anchoring the base of the midfield against Croatia as the Three Lions won 1-0 last Sunday.

Rice has been with the Irons since 2014, having moved to the Irons after his release from Chelsea, and has developed into a top-class player during his time in east London.

And Fry cannot see a scenario in which he will want to leave the club this summer amid reported interest from his former club and Manchester United.

Speaking exclusively to This Is Futbol, he said: “I can’t see that happening. Even if he wanted to, I can’t see that happening.

“And I think he’s such a good lad, and such a great leader on and off the field, that he would feel very, very loyal to West Ham for the way they’ve brought him up and developed him.”