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Crouch talks up Rice/Man United link

Peter Crouch appears to have climbed onto the media chat aimed at moving Declan Rice away from West Ham.

This time – despite a close friend of Dec’s recently revealing he has no interest in moving north – it’s Manchester United who are apparently keen to sign our skipper.

It doesn’t take much to spark this sort of gossip and it seems that Jesse Lingard’s loan switch to the Irons is the reason this time.

It was suggested to Crouch apparently that United may get Rice by offering Jesse Lingard plus cash which it’s claimed are favoured deals in these troubled financial times.

And the former England striker appears to think that’s a reasonable idea despite United having to find around £70 million on top of Lingard to even HOPE the Hammers may be interested – WHICH THEY AREN’T BY THE WAY.

In fairness to him Crouch he’s not sure the Irons would be interested but agrees the idea may appeal to United.

He told the Daily Mail: ‘I love Declan Rice, I have got a few friends who are West Ham fans and they want the club to break the bank, make him club captain and do all that it takes to keep him there for the next 15 years.

He’s a brilliant player and could play for any of the top sides. ‘Your suggestion makes sense for United. Lingard needs to get away as his time at Old Trafford is up, while Rice is the kind of player United need to add.

Would West Ham do that deal? I’m not so sure. We’ll see what happens.’



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4 comments on “Crouch talks up Rice/Man United link

  1. Peter Crouch has been in the game long enough to understand the power of quotes, and there are too many 10 a penny, 2 bob pundits around these days, all with something to say. But it probably boils down to the media who have a top club bias anyway and enjoy a bit of match-making, mischief-making, and gossip.
    If Declan was to think about going to a club like Man U, the manager would have to be good enough and IMO Ole isn’t good enough (as was the case with Lampard). Moyes IS good enough and Declan would be best served by staying here, with a club on the up. He’s probably even looked at Lingard and thought “Wow, talk about mismanaged!”

  2. Probably the biggest bit of Declan Rice transfer nonsense I’ve heard. Since yesterday ! Why am I not surprised ?must have taken a long while to think that one up ! Predictable !!!!

  3. Rice would probably be slotted in as a CB at ManU. He would like view that as a step back. Europe beckons and Chelsea are not more likely to be there than us.
    Stay and play, move and sit.

  4. It seems to me that Tomas will be the next to be picked on. He & Vlad should not be sold either.

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