West Ham United manager David Moyes “completely disagrees” with the club’s owners over their valuation of Declan Rice.
Rice, 22, is widely considered to be one of English football’s most exciting young prospects and has played a pivotal role in the Hammers’ strong showing so far this season.
Between his work at West Ham and his growth in the England national team it’s easy to see why Rice is being linked with a big money move to a number of clubs. However, if you’re a supporter of Moyes’ men, the constant transfer talk surrounding him must be a bit unsettling.
Rice’s big price
David Moyes himself spoke about Rice’s future when noting what he thinks the youngster’s transfer value actually is.
“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.”
This comes after it was reported David Sullivan values him at around the £100 million mark.
“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.” Moyes explained. (Via Sky Sports)
This defiance from Moyes will come as somewhat welcome reassurance among West Ham fans. The former Everton & Manchester United boss knows the sort of talent he has at his disposal, and he knows how difficult it’d be to replace someone like Rice.
That being said with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United both reportedly monitoring the England international, it could become difficult to fend off that kind of interest in the long-term.
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