David Moyes: Declan Rice is no longer available for £100million
West Ham United ace Declan Rice was linked with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City in the summer, but none made a move.
Interests in the England international midfielder, 22, have continued to increase following an impressive start to 2021-22, and David Moyes believes suitors will have to pay more than £100million to have any chance of landing him.
The Hammers boss claims the sides keen on recruiting the services of Rice have now missed out on a chance to land him for a bargain.
Asked whether he is not afraid the bigwigs will be swarming around his best players, Moyes said (via Football Daily): “There was a bargain to be got with Declan at £100million, that bargain is now gone.”
“We’ve a lot of really good players at this football club. While you’re building and developing, people might always come and look at your players,
🗣 "There was a bargain to be got with Declan [Rice] at £100M that bargain is now gone."
David Moyes is not afraid that big clubs will set their sights on trying to sign West Ham's star players pic.twitter.com/ZaJNeCaNBf
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) October 24, 2021
Clubs apparently baulked at West Ham’s asking price for Rice, but there is no denying that he is worth every penny after proving himself with club and country in recent months.
The midfielder has remained consistent and is starting to add goals to his name.
It is safe to say he has not had a bad game in a long while for the Hammers, and the aforementioned trio are definitely keeping eyes on him.
Foreign clubs could also be interested from the look of things.
He is one of the reasons why West Ham are flying in the Europa League, and clubs are definitely taking note of every one of his displays.
They might need to part with around £100million or £120million to have a chance of convincing the Irons into parting ways with him, though.
Rice is gradually becoming a world-class midfielder, and it takes top dollar to buy one nowadays.
In other West Ham news, Jack Wilshere has predicted major Hammers exit, but reckons one goal would stop it.