‘100M Won’t Get Us Anywhere’ ‘This Is Real Life Not Football Manager’ West Ham Fans Debate Whether Declan Rice Should Leave On A FREE

‘100M Won’t Get Us Anywhere’ ‘This Is Real Life Not Football Manager’ West Ham Fans Debate Whether Declan Rice Should Leave On A FREE

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice effectively has two and a half years left on his contract at the London Stadium, if you include the club’s option to extend his current deal for an additional twelve months.

The player has, however, refused every attempt to sign an extension, with many now assuming that the 23-year-old will be sold next summer in order to ensure the Irons get a decent transfer fee.

Some fans on Twitter, though, feel that the club could get more value out of him by keeping him until 2025 and then letting him leave for the likes of Chelsea on a free transfer. Understandably, this caused a lot of debate:



There are examples where high-profile players have been allowed to run down their contracts. Paul Pogba at Manchester United springs to mind. The Hammers are not a super-rich club, though, and the owners are not likely to stand by and let a player, who is worth over £100m, leave for nothing.