sane confirms Havertz deal, Rice sent transfer message, Lampard decides to sell Jorginho in icchelseanews daily roundup…
West Ham legend Tony Carr has warned Declan Rice off a move to one of the “big guns”, with Chelsea keen on a deal.
Rice has been an outstanding player for the Hammers this season and is easily now one of the best holding midfielders in the Premier League, with Frank Lampard reportedly ready to pay big money to try and get a deal done.
However, ahead of the summer window, Carr, who spent 43 years working in the Hammers’ youth ranks, hopes interest can be fended off, telling the We Are West Ham Podcast: “I’m a little bit concerned. I hope he stays, I really do.
“He’s developing into a top player. His goal the other night against Watford – terrific.
“You could see the look on his face, the pleasure it gave him. And the hug he gave to David Moyes on the touchline when the goal went in sends great signs and signals he’s happy there and wants to stay.
“Unfortunately, sometimes agents get involved – I’m not saying this is Declan’s agent – but if someone says ‘we’re going to double your money if you come to us’, it’s hard to turn down and let loyalty be the deciding factor.
“I hope it doesn’t come to that. I hope he just comes out and says ‘I’m happy to stay at West Ham, I’m still developing as a player, they’ve brought me from obscurity, released from Chelsea, and now into the England team’.”
Carr added, with Rice seemingly set to have some big decisions to make on his future: “My message to Dec is this: ‘Stay where you are pal. You’re young enough and there’s still plenty of time to go to the big guns. Just keep establishing yourself by being a regular in the team.
“You’re in the England team because you’re in West Ham’s first team, you don’t need to go anywhere else’.
“He’s now an integral part of that West Ham team and in some respects, he’s taking up Mark Noble’s mantle. If he stays, over time he’s going to be a future captain I’m sure.”
Jamie Carragher believes Frank Lampard has ‘made his mind up’ and decided to sell Chelsea midfielder Jorginho this summer
Despite being an invaluable member of the side before the coronavirus stopped football from being played, There has been big transfer speculation in the media that Jorginho could leave the club when the transfer window opens up.
He has barely featured for us since the re-start of football, and does not look like a player that Lampard wants to keep hold of this coming season to help take this Chelsea side forward.
And Carragher has opened up and claimed that Frank Lampard has made up his mind to sell the midfielder in the summer window: ‘To take Chelsea to the next level, Frank needs to find the right formula with so many attacking personnel,’ Carragher told TelegraphSport
‘To do so, he may have to compromise some idealistic principles rather than pack his team with so many forward-thinking players.
‘His demeanour following a recent loss at Sheffield United told me he has already made some big decisions and is waiting for the right time at the end of the season to tell some high-profile names they are not in his plans.
‘I learned a lot today – I learned a lot that I won’t forget,” he said, that day. It sounded ominous.
‘He must have his mind made up about many of those he inherited from Sarri. I can see Jorginho rejoining Sarri at Juventus.
‘Jorginho’s recent omission for youngster Billy Gilmour was a nod to the future.’
Chelsea have won the race to sign Kai Havertz, as German team-mate Leroy Sane has seemingly confirmed that he is heading to the Blues.
Havertz have been in the headlines alot over the past few months, as he is seemingly the clubs number one transfer target going into the opening of the summer window next week.
He has been brilliant over the last few seasons and netted an impressive 37-goals for Bayer Leverkusen, and is tipped to become one of the very best players in the game over the next few seasons.
And it seems that Leroy Sane, who has literally just agreed a move to sign with Bayern Munich, has given the game away about Havertz’s proposed move to the Premier League and us in a recent interview with Duncan Castles.
Sane let slip: “It‘s good for Chelsea that they signed two German top talents with Werner and Havertz this summer.”
If the reports are true and wehave agreed to sign the brilliantly gifted little German, then surely he will be the replacement for Willian? especially as we are reluctant to offer the Brazilian the three-year contract that he desires right now.
But Havertz is a brilliant little player that has big potential and he will be just as welcome to the club as Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner are, all players that will help us challenge for big trophies next season.
We are just waiting for that announcement, which should be when the season is over and the finer details are actually completed.