Declan Rice has made it clear that he wants to move on to a club that will be regularly challenging for a Champions League spot. Here CandH blogger The Cat puts that entirely in perspective.
By The Cat
It was a nice thought, but I never truly believed for a single second that Declan would be staying with us, and to be honest I wouldn’t begrude him the move which we knew had been coming for some time.
Declan has already written himself into legend status at this club and will ALWAYS be West Ham. He has a true connection to this club and the memories created with us will always be treasured memories.
From youth player with the academy, getting into the first team, becoming club captain and then playing for England.
When he signed his last deal with us, we knew then that his long-term future wouldn’t be with us and it was NEVER about the money for Declan, if it was, he would have signed a new contract with us for more money.
Declan Rice, West Ham legend and future England Captain