West Ham will have to offer a significant increase on their last contract offer to match Declan Rice‘s wage demands, according to ExWHUemployee.
The insider source has confirmed reports that the 22-year-old has already rejected proposals to extend his stay with the Hammers. However, in contrast to claims that suggest Rice is holding out for a move to Chelsea, Manchester United or Manchester City, Ex claims that a major salary rise could lead to the player staying:
If you compare his international teammates they obviously have a much higher wage and opportunities for success. These are how negotiations go and could change (which is why I didn’t report-and the inevitable reaction) however the offer does need to improve significantly https://t.co/PSoiAGFs4U
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) July 1, 2021
It’s difficult to say whether Rice will actually put pen to paper on a new deal at the moment. Some reliable journalists have now said that the England international is keen on moving to a club playing Champions League football.
It is felt that if the midfielder signs an extension, it would end his chances of getting the transfer he wants. However, ExWHUemployee is also a trusted source and, as many have pointed out, if no club matches Rice’s £100m asking price, he won’t be leaving anyway, regardless of how well contract talks are going.