Declan Rice has been described as West Ham’s reply to Wayne Rooney, by talkSPORT’s Ian ‘The Moose’ Abrahams.
The lifelong Hammers fan reckons the England worldwide is ‘too good’ for the east Londoners and says supporters can not complain if the 21-year-old star decides he desires to go away for a much bigger membership.
Rice has been West Ham’s excellent participant and shining mild for the reason that Premier League restart, regardless of the workforce’s type.
The Hammers might have sealed a superb late victory over London rivals Chelsea final week, however a draw and two defeats from their different three matches have left them going through one other relegation battle.
Throughout this combined run of type, although, Rice has impressed.
Moyes lately hailed the teenager as West Ham’s greatest defender AND greatest midfielder, having moved again into the back-four in current video games, whereas his teammate Aaron Cresswell has even instructed talkSPORT he would attain ‘one other stage’ if he was alongside even higher gamers.
Rice – West Ham’s vice-captain – has been strongly linked with a return to Chelsea, the place he was launched on the age of 14 to hitch West Ham’s academy as an alternative.
The Moose insists Hammers followers shouldn’t have any complaints if he seals a transfer again to Stamford Bridge, however says he ought to solely be offered on one situation – that the membership reinvest the entire switch price again into strengthening the workforce.
And he has quite a few strategies for gamers West Ham must be going after….
“For my part, Declan Rice is simply too good for West Ham,” Abrahams mentioned on Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast.
“I believe it could be very very similar to when David Moyes offered Wayne Rooney at Everton if he offered Declan Rice, in that I don’t assume West Ham followers ought to hammer him over it.
“I believe it could be flawed to carry Rice again. I don’t assume you might blame the child if he wished to return to Chelsea.
“However that is the one proviso – if Declan Rice is offered this summer season, the cash needs to be given to David Moyes to go and make investments.
“Shall we say, for instance, Moyes bought £75m – £80m for Declan Rice, and sure he’s value not less than that, he’s solely 21, there are some good younger gamers proper now within the Championship that I imagine might step up simply into the Premier League.
“I noticed three on the weekend play for Brentford – Ollie Watkins, Ethan Pinnock, Josh Dasilva, Eberechi Eze at QPR, convey again Grady Diangana from West Brom…
“West Ham might have a extremely good, younger and thrilling workforce to look at subsequent 12 months.
“Let’s not exit and do what West Ham have performed up to now, which is waste cash on some ‘large title’ overseas gamers that followers have by no means heard of and who they will’t get excited by and really develop into not excellent.”
Hearken to a clip of Ian ‘The Moose’ Abrahams on the talkSPORT Breakfast above!