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‘Nail In The Coffin’ ‘Talking Him Up For More Cash’ West Ham Fans Let Rip At Moyes’ Latest Comments On Star’s Future

‘Nail In The Coffin’ ‘Talking Him Up For More Cash’ West Ham Fans Let Rip At Moyes’ Latest Comments On Star’s Future

West Ham manager David Moyes has lavished praise on midfielder Declan Rice but he has also paved the way for the 21-year-old’s departure from the London Stadium.

Speaking about the England international’s importance to the team, the Hammers boss said the player has the potential to take on Mark Noble’s mantle after the Irons captain retires but he also hinted that Rice’s sale could finance his summer transfer spending:

“Declan is carrying a lot of the team at the moment and he’s the one who will carry on from Mark Noble when it comes to an end for him. Quite often when building a club you have to sell.”



“I hope it’s not the case with Declan but I said the same with Wayne Rooney and Joleon Lescott [at Everton]. But the team got better because we were able to sign the right players to replace them. If that ever came around [Rice leaving] I’d hope we’d be able to do the same here as well.”

Supporters on Twitter are not happy with Moyes’ latest comments:

Although Moyes is being honest about the situation, being realistic if a massive offer comes in from the likes of Manchester United or Chelsea, he is also effectively making it clear that there won’t be any way to rebuild the squad in the summer unless Rice departs.

That is a damning indictment of the current state of affairs, and fans will be hoping that the midfielder both helps to keep West Ham up, and stays on at the London club for the long term.