Declan Rice’s future is certainly something to keep an eye on.
Indeed, West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that he is unsure whether the Hammers will be able to keep hold of the midfielder this summer.
Manchester United have previously been linked with a move, which is not too much of a surprise when considering Rice’s form during the 2018-19 campaign.
At 20, Rice is already a very good Premier League footballer, and has played his way into the England set-up, having switched his allegiance from the Republic of Ireland.
Pellegrini’s comments will not have filled the West Ham fans with too much confidence heading into this summer’s transfer window.
However, club insider ExWHUemployee has claimed that Rice does not want to leave, nor do the Hammers want to sell.
It would be fair to say that the news has gone down well with the West Ham fans, who would have been fearful.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Future Mr. West Ham.
Hopefully follows Mark’s footsteps.
— Tony (@WHUFC_Tony) May 12, 2019
Bloody love this guy! Stay with us Dec.. you’re already a fan favourite and not too far from being a captain ⚒??
— Beccaaa (@beccaaaxx_xx) May 13, 2019
Biggest mistake the board could ever make, we may as well pack up and go home if they did.
— Andrew (@ANDAMA73x) May 12, 2019
— CraigardHouseHotel (@CraigardH) May 13, 2019
Let’s hope so COYI
— mike davison (@CoyiMike) May 13, 2019
— Pietro Ballestracci (@WHUFC1974) May 12, 2019
Thanks for replying ex. Much appreciated. COYI ⚒
— Michael BoxingBrain (@CorazondeLeon88) May 12, 2019