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The £80m question – the fans respond

ClaretandHugh reported exclusively yesterday that the Hammers have a minimum price tag of £80 million on Declan Rice and are very much in the  “unwilling sellers” category.
Here’s how CandH followers responded to the news at https://www.facebook.com/groups/363174467150521/
O Sadly, there are clubs that can afford that price 
O The more things change, the more they stay the same…
O He’ll be off whatever the price. It’s not about money, it’s about trophies and titles.
O If he’s not for sale, why put a price tag on him? And especially one a lot of clubs could afford and will pay…. If you’ve got to put a price tag on him, but also dissuade clubs from coming calling make it £250 mil.

O Don’t disregard the pay hike he’d get. Isn’t he on something like £30k per week? He would earn over £150k per week if he moved. His best pal Mount plays for Chelski. He’ll be on his move soon.

O Putting a price tag on Rice shows the zero ambition of the club, rather than building a side around the best talent we have produced since Lampard, Carrick and Cole.

O What do Chelsea need him for – they’ve already got Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek and Billy Gilmour who would be in direct competition for the Defensive Midfielder berth plus Reece James who can play there too (and he’s very impressive!)

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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

One comment on “The £80m question – the fans respond

  1. Agree with the comment about putting a price tag on him shows a complete lack of ambition. With that attitude might well sell anyone when someone show san interest .Unless the club shows ambition what is the point ?

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