Pundit Phil Egan has recently talked about Declan Rice’s potential move away from West Ham United this summer.
Rice recently rejected new contract offers from West Ham, and this alerted both Manchester United and Chelsea, who are interested in the midfielder. His value is expected to be well over £50 million and the Hammers could be holding out for as much as £100 million.
Egan appeared on the latest episode of the OTB Football podcast and one topic of discussion was the future of Rice. He believes that the midfielder has been priced out of a West Ham exit already and since he plays for England having switched international allegiances from the Republic of Ireland, his value was bound to increase because of his performances at Euro 2020.
Can Rice leave this summer?
He stated: “Declan Rice is a player that, unfortunately for Declan Rice, he is probably going to get priced out of a move. Because this is why it made sense for Declan Rice to play for England in terms of what it would do for his future. So there’s talk of £80 million for Rice. If he was an Irish international, he’s half that.”
TIF Thoughts on Rice’s future…
It has indeed been reported that West Ham have put a price tag of £100m on the midfielder, which shows that the club isn’t keen on letting him leave.
It suggests that Rice’s potential suitors may not have too much money left to spend on him, so the midfielder might have to stay at the club for another season and potentially hope for a move next summer.