Tottenham Hotspur are monitoring Declan Rice’s contract situation at West Ham United as they consider a swoop for the teenager, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Rice will see his current deal with West Ham expire at the end of next season, and it is understood that the two parties are still some way off in terms of an agreement.
Indeed, Rice is still on £3,000 a week at the London Stadium, and has already rejected an offer in the region of £15,000 a week, if reports are to be believed.
The 19-year-old reportedly wants a deal in the region of £35,000 a week, which is probably not too much to ask when considering his form this season.
However, West Ham are continuing to play a dangerous game, and there is a very real possibility that the Hammers could lose the Republic of Ireland international.
It really would be some story if Spurs took Rice away from the Hammers, but it is not something that the West Ham fans want to think about at the moment.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the club’s supporters can be seen below:
Sanchez – £70,000 a week to lay on the physios table and will retire in the next couple of years.
Rice – £3,000 a week to be first name on the team sheet every week, consistently performs, future captain, one of the best young CDM’s in europe.
— Will Mason ⚒ (@WillMason94) November 7, 2018
35K a WEEK is that all? Is that too much to ask???? Come on @WestHamUtd pull your finger out!!! COYI! Can you imagine Rice joining up with Chelsea or Sp#@#???? I would be Angry and gutted!!! pic.twitter.com/2WCOS88rTI
— Dilton (@diltondiltond1) November 7, 2018
They are the last team we would sell him to
— Jeffrey duckworth (@Jeffreyduckwor5) November 7, 2018
If this happens the board would never be forgiven.
— Kris Johnson (@kjohno10) November 7, 2018
If this is true and we won’t pay that amount then the whoever handles contracts needs sacked. Probably pay carlos Sanchez more then that.
— chris gill (@2b74009b5fbb40c) November 7, 2018
— ⚒ Jack Himself ⚒ (@jackgambardella) November 7, 2018
— ELLIOT WHITLAM (@ElliotwithoneT) November 7, 2018