Frank McAvennie has recognized the ‘excellent alternative’ for Declan Rice if West Ham can’t maintain maintain of their star midfielder.
The academy graduate initially burst onto the scene in his most well-liked place of centre-half however, after a positional swap by former West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini, he’s now one of many most interesting holding midfielders within the nation.
At West Ham, Rice is allowed to precise himself and take the ball out from midfield underneath David Moyes and even managed to attain a 30-yard screamer towards Watford final season.
Given his meteoric rise and flexibility, it’s maybe no shock to see Chelsea all for their former academy graduate who scored his first England objective on Wednesday night.
And McAvennie, who received the hearts of Hammers followers up entrance alongside Tony Cottee at Upton Park, believes Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson is the right man to exchange West Ham’s No.41 if he does depart.
Talking to Soccer Insider, he mentioned: “I feel Lewis Ferguson will go to the Premier League. I feel Lewis may fill his area. It’s like for like. He’s a younger, energetic participant who retains the ball nicely, can sort out and he can get ahead and rating targets.
LEWIS FERGUSON SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP STATS – 2020/21
- Age: 21
- Positions: Midfielder
- Appearances: 12
- Targets: 8
- Assists: 2
- Tackles (per 90): 1.8
- Interceptions (per 90): 1.7
- Move Success charge: 81%
“I don’t want Declan to go away however I’d not be irritated if Lewis Ferguson took his place. I’d like to see him at West Ham as a result of he’s a unbelievable participant.
“I don’t want Declan Rice to go away but when he was I feel Ferguson can be the perfect alternative for him. There was a lot discuss Declan and if he was to go I feel the boy Ferguson is prepared for the Premier League.
“He’s solely younger and he is an efficient, tidy participant. It’s an eye-opener going to England however it might solely profit him.”