It’s been a week in which Declan Rice has been discussed endlessly with the player responding to criticism from some on Twitter over his performance against Kosovo.
But the stats show an entirely different story despite him making the one mistake which led to an opposition goal and they are worth a mention here as a result.
Here they are:
Meanwhile speculation over his long term future continues unabated with the BBC explaining that the written press see a bid emerging for him next summer.
That’s been around for a long time and although transfermarkt.com claim he will be available for around £40.5 million that is a long way short of the figure the Hammers would want to even consider an offer.
We have been regularly told that had a bid been made this summer it would have needed to have been around £70 million and that can only increase as he gains more experience for club and country.
It’s a huge amount of money for a defensive midfielder and a move away from the London Stadium is far from a given given his own comments that he wants remain and become the next Mark Noble!
Meanwhile ITK ExWHUemployee – commenting on the rumours – says on Twitter:
Man U have been interested for ages, even before Ole. It’s inevitable that the big clubs will be interested. It is up to us to decide whether we want to sell him or not. I expect both Man U and Chelsea to bid in the near future. The latter worries me more.