It has been some season for West Ham United’s Declan Rice, with the teenager already making 17 appearances in all competitions for the Hammers during the 2017-18 campaign.
Rice, who is valued at £1.8m by transfermarkt.co.uk, only turned 19 on January 14, but is now regarded as a very important part of West Ham’s future.
He has been involved in West Ham’s last four Premier League matches, and when considering that 12 of his 17 appearances this season have come in the league; it has been a very impressive season for the highly-rated centre-back.
On Sunday, West Ham’s official Twitter account wished a happy birthday to Rice, and it was not a surprise when the message brought a host of responses from the club’s supporters.
Many simply offered a birthday message of their own, but plenty also offered words of praise for the teenage defender, who looks to have a very bright future in the game.
A selection of the best Twitter reaction can be found below:
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 14, 2018
Give him a full pro contract asap
— Gary Watson (@gdude1853) January 14, 2018
Future captain #COYI
— ⚒Ryan Lewin⚒ (@Ryan_97WHU) January 14, 2018
FUTURE WEST HAM CAPTAIN
— Mohammed Al-Saad ⚒ (@mohamed_alsaad_) January 14, 2018
tipped you for the you when we saw you at swansea for under23s …and then had the pleasure of meeting you . happy bday future hammers captain from the shilton family (bristol hammers) x
— helenlouise (@helenbristols) January 14, 2018
Onwards &upwards Deccers. ?⚒️?
— ZP Hammer (@zphammer) January 14, 2018
Happy Birthday young un Top lad keep it up matey
— ade miff (@adey100) January 14, 2018
Happy 19th birthday @_DeclanRice & many happy returns of the day ok. Enjoy your birthday party with ya family and friends ok. Take it easy though as we need you for Tuesday night v Shrewsbury Town if selected of course? ?⚒️
— Michael A. Gomes (@MichaelAGomes9) January 14, 2018
— Raves (@Mour1nhodd) January 14, 2018