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Hammers hold trumps on Declan deal

West Ham’s  insistence on adding one or two year option to player contracts could serve the club very well indeed in the case of Declan Rice.

It means, as revealed by the Mail (above), that he will effectively have three years left on his deal at the end of the season given the club plenty of time to keep his price at well above £100 million whilst retaining his services in the meantime.

And it means that should the club decide to wait another season before  considering a sale they are in a position to do so courtesy of the option!

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The player has still to commit to a new deal but the Hammers have made it clear to ClaretandHugh they intend to offer him a history-making deal in the summer despite there still not having been any offers made for the player.

Thus far all offers have been rejected but with Daniel Kretinsky money available the means may now be available although Declan’s desire to win major trophies will probably remain the biggest factor.

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2 comments on “Hammers hold trumps on Declan deal

  1. I’m now wondering if DM had been manager a few years ago, would Declan have even got a first team debut? When we were in a similar situation, Slav put him on. Moyes will not play the U23’s. Is he telling them to sign for another club? One that has the courage to debut young players, like Liverpool? What a sad flaw at our club.

  2. If they do this they are likely to really annoy players rather than the opposite. If Rice wants to go sell him if he wants to stay pay him a huge salary and build the club around him. He is worth more than two or three players to us, as we saw at the weekend like a Payet or Tevez he can win us a game on his own and drag the other players levels up. Imho offer him 200k a week if we have too and buy a world class player every window then we can finish top four. While DS is at it make sure we have extended Oggy who is also World Class we are hopeless defensively without him.

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