TV pundit Danny Mills believes West Ham may well consider selling Declan Rice in the summer if a big enough bid is tabled for the 21-year-old.
Reflecting on the comments manager David Moyes has made about the England international in recent days, Mills said that he wouldn’t be shocked if the Hammers offloaded the midfielder, especially if they were to be relegated from the Premier League. He was quoted by the Football Insider as saying:
“They’re also realistic because you have to think that if they go down, there’s going to be a huge issue financially for them. Does he want to be fighting relegation battles, season in, season out? Probably not.”
“Again it’s big, big money, and it’s very very difficult to turn down at times. He might want to go. He might be thinking ‘I want to start playing Champions League, enhance my international career.’ I wouldn’t be surprised, if there’s a huge fee that comes in for him, that he’s allowed to go.”
Manchester United have been the club who have apparently shown the most interest in Rice, but currently, there have been no official bids for the player.
West Ham supporters will be hoping that the club steers clear of relegation this season, reducing the need to sell their best players, including Rice. The holding midfielder is very much the future of the team, and it would be a big blow if he was ever sold off.