Declan offers hope on future after Euro triumph


Declan Rice offered some hope tonight that he and West Ham may not be over as he spoke of the speculation surrounding his future this summer.

It was as honest an interview as he could have offered and, coming immediately after our great European triumph, made the evening into one of the best in a long time.

Talking to BT Sport the 24 year old admitted that there was interest from clubs in him but said: ” I have been here for  six years and I love this place. Who knows what is going to happen.

Right now my only focus is playing for and being a West Ham player. There has been interest from other clubs as I said but this is a family club and I love being part of it.”

He will of course probably leave but the victory this evening and a Europa League return next season might just might cause a change of mind.

He has made it clear medals are of crucial importance and now he has won the first who knows where it could end with West Ham United.

By Hughie Southon

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • brooksy says:

    As stated in a recent article from you guys. West Ham legend and captain who won a major trophy(and maybe more) who would be in the conversations along side the likes of Moore, bonds, brooking etc. or just a name with many others of a major money team with medals. With the way Southgate is leading England at the moment the former could be more of reality with the name Declan rice going down in folklore. I wouldn’t begrudge him if he moved but it would hurt. Let’s hope the taste of tonight brings “ten more years Declan rice” and the smell of success brings more memories of tonight

  • Clive says:

    We’ve got super David Moyes! Why wouldn’t Declan want to stay at a club where he can win things? This year the conference, next year the Europa.

  • Buster says:

    Declan has not looked like he wanted to leave all season. I think he’ll stay put this summer.

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