TalkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan does not believe that West Ham captain Declan Rice is worth £100m.
The England international has been linked with moves to Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United in recent months but the Hammers are expected to hold out for a nine-figure fee. Even so, Jordan claims that the player’s price tag is exorbitant:
😠 “He’s not a £100m footballer, he’s a long way away from what people have built him up to be!”
👀 “Todd Boehly will buy him for £120m!”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) March 2, 2023
Jordan is essentially backing what former Manchester United player Roy Keane has been saying about Rice but West Ham fans on Twitter has dismissed their remarks, stating it is up to the Irons to determine how much he is worth to them:
Declan rice is worth what west ham say he is not what 2 bob journo thinks
— stephenrippengale (@stephenrippeng1) March 2, 2023
160million going by what Chelsea have paid for their flops ⚒⚒
— Steve Hayes (@steveessexxx) March 2, 2023
People that don’t value him at £100m don’t watch westham. They only watch him for England, where he is held back/limited by Southgate.
— ⚒️⚒️⚒️ (@patrick_WHUFC) March 2, 2023
Not worth it 🤔 then don’t pay it ⚒
— @Lee⚒foley (@Leefoley11) March 2, 2023
He’s not a £100m player because he plays for West Ham.
If the same Declan Rice played for a top 3 team, he’d mysteriously be worth all that!
— Seager (@SeagerRicky) March 2, 2023
He is a 100million+ player, playing in a side that has struggled this season, poor radio journalism, very poor
— Davetaylor (@Data5647) March 2, 2023
Pundits like Jordan and Keane do like to court controversy and their outspoken comments are designed to get a reaction. Considering the interest in Rice, it’s clear that West Ham will demand a high fee, no matter what those outside of the club are saying. He is their talisman so they won’t let him leave unless they receive an offer that is commensurate to his value to the team.
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