Chelsea have been told to swap N’Golo Kante for Declan Rice – but would fans welcome the possible deal?
We have been linked with a move for Rice for months now with reports constantly claiming that moves have been made, talks have been opened and bids have been rejected by the Hammers, who reportedly want a massive £80 million for the England man.
Now we have been urged to get rid of Frenchman Kante and pay the money that will secure the services of Rice, as the Hammers midfielder will be able to offer that midfield more, that is the opinion of Adrien Durham anyways.
TalkSPORT presenter Adrien Durham said: “They’ve been thinking about bringing in Declan Rice for a long, long time.
“If you sell Kante and bring in Rice, it’s a big upgrade.
“This is someone who can do Kante’s job, and go on the attack and use the ball quickly.
“Maybe not the Kante from yesteryear. What I’m looking at is a top side trying to do stuff in Europe and in the Premier League as well.
“Is Kante too limited? Rice does more than Kante – that’s what I’m saying.”
We managed to keep hold of Kante in the summer window, despite all the transfer rumours and if he is going to leave the club, it will surely be during the January transfer window.
However, if the club do let him leave and do make a move for Rice, they need to make sure that we do not pay £80 million for the midfielder as he is simply not worth that amount of money yet.
Yes he is very good, but he is still a talent and needs a few more years at the top before he becomes an £80 million rated player.