Keith Gillespie has urged Manchester United to sign Declan Rice from West Ham United this summer in an exclusive interview with Football FanCast.
The West Ham United midfielder has enjoyed a sensational season at the base of the Irons’ midfield.
They are currently pushing for Champions League qualification, with Rice playing in every single game prior to the Wolves and Leicester clashes after picking up an injury.
Rice has formed an exceptional partnership with Tomas Soucek, as the club look to gatecrash the top four.
He has also become a cornerstone of the England squad under Gareth Southgate, winning 15 caps and playing in two of their three World Cup qualifiers recently, only missing out against San Marino.
Gillespie believes that United need to strengthen in midfield as they make plans for the summer window and has touted Rice, who is valued at £54m by Transfermarkt, as a potential target.
Speaking to FFC in an exclusive interview prior to West Ham’s game against Wolves, the ex-United academy product said: “I think Declan Rice is exceptional. He would be a fantastic signing for United.”
He has also credited Soucek, and believes that he is another who would add plenty to United’s midfield.
He added: “Soucek, you look at the goals he produces, he’s such a threat in both boxes.
“It is an area where Man United need to strengthen.”