By Jack Cunningham

18th Sep, 2021 | 1:10pm

West Ham Super Fans react to new claim on Declan Rice

This is part of a regular series from our panel of West Ham United Super Fans. Each week, our Super Fans will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around the London Stadium. You can join in the discussion on our West Ham Zone Facebook page.

West Ham Super fans have flocked to a post on the West Ham Zone Facebook page about Declan Rice.

The Independent claim that Manchester United see the 22-year-old as the missing piece in their team, and he is now their priority target for next summer.

This means that Chelsea and the Red Devils see Rice as a player who can massively improve their team and could go head-to-head.

Our Super Fans are split over this one, with some abusing the Red Devils, while others believe that Rice should be allowed to go when the time is right.

The 22-year-old only seems to be going from strength to strength, and this could turn out to be his last season at the London Stadium.

However, given that no team has matched his price tag yet, the rumours and media pressure are bound to become tiring.

The England international appears to be enjoying his football under David Moyes and has developed into an excellent player who can easily become world-class.

So, of course, there are going to be teams interested, but until any of them match the Hammers’ price tag, he won’t be going anywhere, which is good news for Irons fans [90min].

The stories linking Rice to Chelsea have been going on for a long time, and now it appears as if Manchester United are strong contenders as well, so Hammers fans better strap themselves in for a whole season of Rice transfer rumours.

In other West Ham news, Kevin Nolan has lauded one Hammers star.

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