Ray Winstone issued a plea to Declan Rice to remain at West Ham and change into a legend like the nice Bobby Moore.
The actor and diehard Hammers fan additionally known as on his membership to construct a workforce across the midfielder, 21, who first broke into the West Ham workforce in 2017.
Rice, who can even play at centre-back, has settled in brilliantly at West Ham.
He scooped the membership’s Hammer of the Yr award final season, whereas additionally successful the younger participant prize in each 2016/17 and 2017/18.
His shows have seen him achieve recognition elsewhere, with Gareth Southgate making him an everyday fixture within the England squad, convincing Rice to modify allegiance from the Republic of Eire.
Given his string of very good performances, it’s no shock Rice has been linked with a transfer away from West Ham – Chelsea reportedly the favourites to land him if he leaves.
And whereas Winstone accepts Rice is to some extent a giant fish in a small pond at West Ham, he insists there will probably be rewards if he stays on the London Stadium.
“Regardless of the boy’s on there, it’s not sufficient,” Winstone informed Thursday’s talkSPORT Breakfast. “You wish to hold that boy and construct a workforce round him.
“If he was to remain there he’d change into one other Bobby Moore. He’d be a legend.
“He’s a giant fish in a small pond in a manner however there’s no purpose why the membership can’t change into a giant membership. If he goes to a workforce like Chelsea he’s not essentially going to play each week.”
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Rice and co. have made an honest begin to the season as they discover themselves in eighth place within the Premier League desk.
And Winstone has been pleasantly shocked by West Ham’s outcomes, particularly after the dismal residence defeat by Newcastle on the opening weekend.
“I’ve had 63 seasons of this and after the primary sport in opposition to Newcastle I assumed, ‘I can’t undergo one other 12 months of this’,” Winstone added.
“I had a bit moan about it on Instagram and even my daughters informed me off for it!
“However Moysey [David Moyes] has finished one thing very particular. I’ve taken to a few the gamers, they love him.
“From that first sport, to see gamers stroll onto that pitch with a smile on their face, you realize you’ve obtained half an opportunity.
“To me it doesn’t matter if you happen to don’t win… if the gamers are on the market giving it 100 per cent then which means the world to me. It’s not about going out and successful 1-0.”