Amid talks of West Ham United offering Declan Rice a new contract extension which might make it hard for Chelsea to sign the player who a club Legend has come out to suggest they could lose him for free if nothing is done urgently.
The Club Legend has advice the Hammers to quickly offer the prolific player a bumper deal before it is too late for them to secure the future of the England International with them beyond his current deal expiration.
According to Tony Cottee he has suggested West Ham United gives Declan Rice a new deal as he is the “Bedrock” of the team and he also went on to advice them to extend David Moyes stay after his impressive work done so far this season.
With big money move coming from their fellow London club Chelsea, it is unsure how long they can hold back before he eventually makes the move to Stamford Bridge where he spent his youth career playing under their Academy.
Meanwhile, West Ham United have not plans of parting ways with their most prized asset who has been the brain behind the team recent improvement this season which they have been much better than last season.
Hammers legend Cottee told The Sun:
“As far as I’m concerned the only two signings to be bothered about are David Moyes and Declan.
“I’m pretty sure that even now, with his elevated status, Dec will not be earning the same kind of money as the top men in the squad.
“But he’s their most valuable player and in time will become the next captain after Mark Noble.
“I know he signed a five-year deal not so long ago but get him tied down and up there with the bigger earners and make him a bedrock of the future team.
“We all know other teams are interested. West Ham should be acting to secure Declan, so he is not allowed to drift into the last two years of his contract and possibly leave on a free transfer.”
We wait to see how things turn out with Chelsea strongly interested in making the move for one of their former Academy player who was amongst the many that was let go with Frank Lampard hoping to build a formidable team before time run out for him.