By Pranav Shahaney

12th May, 2022 | 11:57am

ExWHUemployee: Declan Rice future at West Ham does not hinge on wages and contract length

ExWHUemployee claims that Declan Rice’s future at West Ham does not hinge on the wages or the length of his deal at the club.

This comes after talkSPORT’s Jim White reported on May 11 that he was offered an eight-year deal at the club with wages in the region of £200,000 per week.

However, according to Ex, nothing has changed in Rice’s situation as he appears no closer to committing his future at the London said.

He said, “The situation with Declan Rice hasn’t changed. The club may have offered him an 8-year deal but this is irrelevant. Declan is not worried about the duration or the wages. His main criteria are ambition and wanting to win things.

“Trying to tie him down to 8 years is not going to be a good thing because no player with that much talent would commit to that. All that has happened is that “someone” has informed Jim White that the club have offered that.

“This doesn’t mean it will be accepted or that it is a good thing because as said above it’s never been about wages and length of the contract.”

Pointless

Rice obviously wants certain assurances that West Ham can reach that elite level before agreeing to sign a new deal.

He’s not foolish to say yes to an eight-year deal and then get trapped at the club for his entire career.

He has seen how badly the Hammers have handled transfers in the last few summers and few things suggest that a change is on the cards.

If clubs like Liverpool, Manchester City or even Chelsea come in for him this summer, he may decide that it’s time to go.

These contract developments clearly show that the club do not know what their best player wants.

It’s a categorical failure starting right from the top and nothing is likely to change, given how they’re handling things.

In other West Ham news, a football finance expert has made a mammoth £200m Hammers claim amid recent speculation.

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