Former German superstar wants Rice at Bayern Munich


Declan Rice appears to becoming a hotter and hotter target for Bayern Munich with former Bayern and Germany midfielder Lothar Matthäus is also a fan.

Lothar Matthaeus

And according to this evening the Hammers skipper is now a priority target with the club looking to sign him and a top striker.

The site points out that this would be the last summer window that West Ham could sell the 24 year old  for a considerable fee.

And it adds that whilst a fee in excess of 100-million is not very Bayern-like, per se, manager Thomas Tuchel and the board are sold on him being an excellent fit for the midfield in the number 6 role .

Matthäus is also wants Declan signed  as the club needs a strong, physical, and commanding number 6 midfielder, for which Rice is perfect.

“They are looking for a more aggressive leader. Rice has a lot of experience, he’s not the captain of West Ham United and an England international for nothing,” Matthäus enthused per az’s Maximilliam Koch (via @iMiaSanMia).
The club’s supervisory board would have to approve a transfer for Rice since his price is so significant, but both Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeness are fans of his in addition to Tuchel.
Rummenigge has also recently made it clear that, when it comes to transfer right now, it will primarily be himself, Tuchel, new CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen, and Hoeness that will be having the discussions while there is no sporting director in the wake of Hasan Salihamidzic being sacked.

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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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