talkSPORT host Adrian Durham has described West Ham midfielder Declan Rice as a ‘Rolls Royce’ who reads the sport higher than Liverpool star Fabinho.
The England worldwide, 21, has emerged as one of many Premier League’s greatest midfielders this season with common excellent solo shows for the Hammers.
It’s fairly clear that Rice can develop into one of many nation’s greatest midfield gamers, having already established himself as an everyday in Gareth Southgate’s beginning XI.
Not solely does the Englishman cowl each blade of grass and recuperate possession, his fabulous method and unimaginable vary of passing is starting to flourish in a West Ham workforce which has defied expectation this season.
Nevertheless it’s his soccer mind which impresses Durham. He advised Drive on Tuesday: “Once you say workmanlike… Rolls Royces aren’t workmanlike!
“He’s not going to get you 20/25 objectives a season, however there’s a approach he performs which is silky and beautiful.
“What he does, in a approach folks don’t actually discover as a result of he doesn’t throw himself into tackles head first, is disrupt the play as a result of he is aware of what’s going to occur earlier than anyone else.
“I might say his studying of the sport is healthier than Fabinho’s – and he’s probably the greatest within the Premier League.”
It’s no marvel Chelsea have made Rice their solely January goal as they appear to convey their former academy child again to Stamford Bridge.
However fairly than a transfer to the Blues, talkSPORT host Tony Cascarino believes Rice may be a part of Man United some day sooner or later.
Reflecting on a efficiency earlier this season, Casc stated: “He simply stunk of a Manchester United signing to me. I used to be sat there pondering, ‘Wow!’”