West Ham are negotiating with exciting youngster Declan Rice over a new contract, as covered by Sky Sports.
Rice was a stand-out performer in a tumultuous season for the London club. A measured defender with the ability to play out from the back, many expect to see Rice become an integral part of the new West Ham side under Manuel Pellegrini.
West Ham have the option of triggering a further year on his existing deal, but feel that his performances this season have warranted an increase in wage and responsibility for the 19-year old.
Even with the purchase of French centre-back Issa Diop, securing the future of one of the hottest prospects to come out of the West Ham academy in years should be at the top of Pellegrini’s wishlist.
Here’s a quick look at how the news of the negotiations went down with West Ham fans on social media…
— Jon-Scott Clark (@JonScottClark6) June 22, 2018
Hoping the West Ham board see sense and offer Declan Rice the kind of contract he deserves. We need to be building around players like him
— Ross McHugh (@RossMcHugh10) June 21, 2018
So @davidgold @karren_brady can u please reward @_DeclanRice with a contract suitable for a 1st team regular and full international and not one of a player who’s just come out of youth ranks. Thanks Kindly…. Every West Ham Fan on the planet ⚒ https://t.co/I8IsHGAONr
— Mr B0N3Z (@MR_B0N3Z) June 21, 2018
Announcing Declan Rice has signed a new 4 year deal would be more than just an extended contract, would be like signing another player.
We have to keep hold of him.
— ˗ˏˋ JΔMES ˊˎ˗ (@JameswhufcJones) June 21, 2018
@_DeclanRice Mr future captain. Please sign a new contract. Your one of the fans favourite players if not favourite. Please sign a new contract.🤞👐
— Tommy Walklin (@walklin_tommy) June 21, 2018
— Lewis Richards (@lewisnadasurf) June 21, 2018
— Club de West Ham (@ClubdeWestHam) June 21, 2018
If we sell Declan Rice and don't give him the contract he deserves there needs to be another board out protest.
— Liam (@WHU_Liam) June 21, 2018
Got to second that. Stop stalling and give the boy the contract he deserves. If nothing else tying him to a long contract will line your pockets with more money when you sell him
— Andy Clayton (@Mr_C_61) June 21, 2018