Rice: Now a Real Madrid connection!

The Declan Rice transfer talk truly is getting out of hand and needs to stop.

Former Hammers defender Scott Minto has now jumped on the ever rolling bandwagon with a claim that simply has you shaking your head in bewilderment  and resignation at the same time.

ClaretandHugh has contacted top London Stadium insiders on several occasions now to be told the same story – that the Irons would laugh at bids of £50 million.

Manchester United – not unexpectedly –  have been regularly linked with the 20 year old but once again we have been told the same story – no inquiry.

But Minto has taken the whole affair to a new level by claiming Real Madrid have thrown their hat into the ring and are actually talking to the Rice family.

He said it on a Malaysian sports internet service  called Stadium Astro, and you wonder why if it’s for real why he wouldn’t have chosen a more mainstream operation.

It seems to come from the same rumour factory as Felipe Anderson for Real – a Sky Sports story they later denied.

He said: “His reading of the game, his maturity for his age is incredible. He’s getting better and better with every game.”

“I’m hearing that even Real Madrid are knocking on the door and speaking to his family. That’s what I’m hearing.”

Host Adam Carruthers then asked where the former Hammers star heard the rumours and thje prompt reply was: “I’m not going to say but it’s a reliable source.”

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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “Rice: Now a Real Madrid connection!

  1. The more clubs interested the better I think we could get well in excess of £100m for him, when clubs like Real and Utd get involved they want to make statement signings and let’s be honest if we have to sell him I would rather it was abroad so we don’t have to watch on sadly or have him play against us.

  2. Let us rather hope that he stays for a few more seasons and perhaps we can win a cup or qualify for the Europa League and then he will stay longer

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