By Daniel Feliciano

21st Jan, 2022 | 10:10am

Declan Rice urged to turn down Man United and stay at West Ham

Declan Rice has been urged to turn down Manchester United this summer and stay at West Ham as they’re ‘going places’, according to Lianne Sanderson.

The Hammers midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to a Champions League club over the last two years, but has so far stayed at the London Stadium.

He has been a key part of David Moyes’ side becoming a European outfit in the Europa League and this season they are competing to finish in the Champions League places.

Lianne Sanderson was appearing on The Transfer Show on Sky Sports when she was asked about the 23-year-old’s future and she claimed he should stay put.

“If I was Declan Rice, would I leave West Ham to go to Manchester United right now? No, I wouldn’t,” she said.

“If it was a few years ago, maybe. Man Utd are not in a good place right now and are not on the way up. West Ham are going places.”

Growing

There is no doubt that Declan Rice is a Champions League calibre player currently playing for West Ham, but with him in the side West Ham could become a Champions League club.

Moyes has turned the side into one that is incredibly difficult to break down and beat, but is also set up perfectly to beat the top teams and also good enough to beat the teams that sit back against them too.

Rice will have his pick of clubs in the summer and with just two years remaining on his deal at that point, the Hammers will have to strongly consider a sale if a big bid comes in.

Right now they shouldn’t be worried about it though. Rice is clearly happy and enjoying his football and until a bid comes in, there is nothing to think about.

If they can claim fourth spot this season, it will most likely be ahead of Man United, and that really will make Rice’s choice of club that bit easier and certainly throws the Irons into the picture more clearly.

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