Tuesday, September 25

Let's get Declan signed up

Some worrying reports in the Guardian and Daily Mail today about the impasse over Declan Rice's contract — although hopefully it's just media stirring. Declan's currently only on £3k a week (still not bad for a 19 year old!) with his contract in its final year and his representatives having apparently turned down a £15k a week offer. He's said to be holding out for £30k a week, which on current form he'd deserve. 

You don't want young players getting too much too soon, but he looks a level-headed lad and surely won't fade in the way Reece Oxford has done. Rice already has a near-full season of playing at centre back and was starting to look a real leader at the end of last season. While his form in midfield in the last two games has been superb. 

Gareth Southgate is clearly interested in poaching him away from Ireland and it's pretty clear the boy is one hell of a prospect. Other clubs are sniffing around and it's noticeable that Pablo Zabaleta, a manager in the making, has stated that West Ham should get his contract sorted. It would be bad business to leave it any longer as on current form his value is only going to go up. We need to get Deckers tied down as soon as possible.

3 comments:

Rob Graham said...

Enjoyed the game on Sunday, too be honest I'll take the draw and be happy, Chelsea are a very talented team. Yes Declan Rice needs a contract quickly, he was very hard working and disciplined in disrupting the Hazard threat.
Great result last night hopefully confidence will show on Saturday, because Man U will be looking for a reaction to their defeat. COYI

Pete May said...

Might have to settle for seven against MUFC Rob…

Rob Graham said...

HaHa, yes wouldn’t that be a wonderful result, we have to be eternal optimists when we support the mighty Hammers��