Can the Hammers keep Manuel Pellegrini and Declan Rice happy over the next couple of years?
There’s little more to say about Declan given the multitude of words that have been published about him this week.
But ClaretandHugh follower DJ Hammer has some interesting thoughts on how the Irons may have to sell big to keep Pellegrini sweet when he comes to the end of his contract.
By DJ Hammer
It’s a dual edged sword with Declan Rice as he himself states he will play this season and next, then see where it goes.
Reading between the lines, if Hammers aren’t playing European football he could be prised out of our club by others promising Euro glory!
Should Rice play the majority of games as DMF, he would have clocked up over 100 appearances in the PL, a benchmark that suitors covet, not to mention greedy agents using that stat as leverage for pay rises.
The other side, are Hammers able to keep Pellegrini happy? Even more investment will be required to mount a sustained assault to be a top seven club,
If this was the case, where would we find the money from if we don’t sell big?
More questions than answers, get braced for turbulence at the London Stadium.