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Moyes: Rice worth far more than £100m

Mon 08 March 2021 | 8:41

The Hammers midfielder has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United.

Declan Rice

has enjoyed incredible form in the current season as he has established himself as one of the best young midfielders of the Premier League. The 22-year-old has been linked with some of the top clubs in the league, but

David Moyes

has warned the player's suitors about his price tag.

Moyes told

Sky Sports

:

“I don't agree with the owners that Declan Rice is a £100m footballer. Far, far more than £100m. Far, far more.

“I look at the players who have joined some clubs from overseas and come in and nowhere near had the impact Declan Rice would have.

“I certainly wouldn't put a price on it. You can decide which figure you want to put on it but I wouldn't be sanctioning anything like that, that's for sure.”

He added:

“Do we need the Champions League to keep Declan? No, because Declan is under contract first and foremost, so he can't go anywhere no matter what, and I keep saying it and I hope people know that, when I say something, I mean it,

“We've not had an offer for Declan Rice and I hope we don't get one. And you've got an idea now of where we'd need to be if it was even going to be considered, certainly by me.

“If we could finish in Europe, in some sort of European position, I think it would be progress. And that would be progress for Declan Rice as well because he's been at West Ham while they've been bobbing around the bottom, so this is new for Declan as well.

“Declan seems very settled and in fact he is captaining West Ham, he plays for England, and I want to keep Declan thinking that his ambitions can be achieved here at West Ham and I will have to keep pushing that and keep pushing that with the owners as well.

“For me, I have watched the prices of some players who have gone to clubs recently and they could not lace Declan Rice's boots.”

West Ham will play against

Leeds United

in their next Premier League match on Monday.

 


source: SportMob