Clear transfer message sent to £100m man ahead of possible Chelsea move
Chelsea linked linked Declan Rice has been urged to eschew offers to leave West Ham in the summer by comedian and superfan Russell Brand
Over the past couple of seasons, Rice has developed into one of the very best stars of the Premier League and his performances has also led to reports that this could behis last season at the Hammers
We have joined Man United in the chase to sign Declan Rice in the summer, even though David Moyes has suggested that the Hammers will not accept anything less than £100 million for the player.
But amid all the speculation, superfan Brand has opened up and told Rice that he should stay at the London outfit.
Asked by talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil on what he would say to the midfielder, Brand launched into his plea, stating: “Don’t go, Declan – stay! Be the Trevor Brooking of our time. Don’t go the route of everyone!
“Stay with the heart, become a hero. We love you Declan. I knew Chelsea was your first love and it is obvious they’re going to come calling, but we love you more. You can everything to us.
“You’ve learned that the tutelage at the feet of Mark Noble, be his apprentice, be everything. Be Devonshire, McAvennie, Paolo Di Canio, all rolled into one! Stay Declan, we love you!”
Look, if the Hammers get inside that top four spot and give Rice the Champions League football that he is looking for, then they will have no worries going into the summer transfer window
But if they do not, and his ambitions are to play at the very highest level now and win trophies, then the right offer will see him depart West Ham.