West Ham midfielder Declan Rice is value £100million – particularly after his Euro 2020 performances, former Hammer Carlton Cole believes.
Manchester United are eyeing the midfielder, however they face competitors from Chelsea who wish to get him again on their books having launched him from their academy when he was 14.
The England worldwide has reportedly turned down the provide of improved phrases and an extension to his West Ham contract twice as he waits to see whether or not both membership agency up their curiosity.
The London Stadium hierarchy, nevertheless, are understood to be relaxed about Rice’s future as his present deal has three years left to run.
The Hammers are demanding £100million for his providers and and Cole, who performed for each West Ham and Chelsea, believes he’s value that price following his distinctive shows at Euro 2020 for the Three Lions.
He informed talkSPORT: “Each time he kicked a ball within the Euros, I used to be like: ‘His worth has gone up!’
“He’s turning into an increasing number of fascinating and for me, he’s a high, high participant – everyone knows that at West Ham.
“He’s proved himself there and been underneath the mentorship of an important West Ham legend in Mark Noble.
“He [Noble] hasn’t had any caps for England however been an important mannequin professional. Rice has been working underneath his tutelage and studying the ropes in easy methods to be a frontrunner on the pitch.
“He’s bought the qualities of a centre-midfielder, however he can play as a centre-back as properly. All it’s with Declan is that he wants video games on the highest degree.”
Requested whether or not he was value £50m, Cole responded: “I’m going double that. This present day that’s.
“He’s so valued by West Ham and an integral a part of this West Ham outfit.
“For those who begin promoting your greatest gamers then you definitely’ll be in bother.”