By Pranav Shahaney

19th Oct, 2021 | 8:59pm

West Ham received no offers for Declan Rice

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has seen his valuation sore by 20 per cent to £120 million, according to a report by Claret and Hugh.

The report claims that clubs knew of his high asking price and did not bother bidding or even enquiring about the availability of the 22-year-old in the summer

According to Football London, his valuation was £100million in the summer, and it now seems to have gone up amid his current form.

C&H wrote, “A key source told us: ‘The reality is that we have never had a bid for him as clubs know we value him incredibly highly’.”

Stays beyond another summer?

There was growing interest in Rice’s services this summer, but thankfully no club quite matched the Hammers’ valuation.

He is undoubtedly their best player and one could argue that he’s the best English player in the Premier League at the moment, given Harry Kane’s lack of form.

For someone who’s only 22, breaking the 100million mark would prove to be a bargain as they’ll be getting another 10 years from Rice.

Given how his career has progressed, he’s only likely to get better and in a few years could even become one of if not the best midfielder in Europe.

West Ham have him on contract until 2024 with an option to extend it for another year, so they’re under no pressure to sell him.

However, should he hand in a transfer request, then there’s a very good chance that this may be his last season at the London Stadium.

In other West Ham news, the club are in line for potential £10m windfall after PL shareholder meeting – The Athletic

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