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SportReal Madrid plotting shock move for West Ham's Declan Rice

13:45  15 april  2019
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West Ham reportedly demanding £70m for Rice

West Ham reportedly demanding £70m for Rice West Ham are unwilling to let Declan Rice leave the club for less than £70 million, according to exclusive claims from Football Insider. The England international burst onto the scene last season and has since established himself as a fundamental part of Manuel Pellegrini’s starting line-up. Rice has been a pivotal player for the Hammers and has stood out among their most impressive performers. The young midfielder’s displays in the heart of the West Ham team earned him his first ever England call-up and appearances during the most recent international break.

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West Ham star Declan Rice has been linked with a huge move to 13-time Champions League winners Real Madrid, as the European giants are “speaking to his family” according to ex-Hammer Scott Minto.

The 20-year-old first broke into the starting XI this season and he has arguably been West Ham’s most impressive player this campaign.

He’s made 35 appearances and he was rewarded for his fine form with his first England cap in March.

Real Madrid plotting shock move for West Ham's Declan Rice © Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport

His form seems to have attracted interest from the world’s elite, and according to Minto – who spent four years with the Hammers between 1999 and 2003 – Real Madrid are one of the clubs interested in the young Englishman.

Manchester United set to join race to sign Declan Rice

Manchester United set to join race to sign Declan Rice Manchester City have been keeping tabs on West Ham United’s Declan Rice for over a year, but according to reports, their local rivals Manchester United are set to swoop and beat any offer that City make for the midfielder. Rice, who made his England debut during the UEFA European Championships Group A qualifying match against the Czech Republic last month, is reportedly on the radar of plenty of clubs both in England and on the continent. Having recently signed a new deal at the London Stadium, Rice’s future ultimately lies in West Ham’s hands but should they decide to cash in on the 20-year-old, then there will not be a shortage of interested clubs, which should drive his

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Speaking on Stadium Astro, as cited on the Daily Star, the former left-back said:

“He’s getting better and better with every game. It was a big decision to leave Republic of Ireland and move to England. but he was clearly told that he has a massive future. I’m hearing that even Real Madrid are knocking on the door and speaking to his family. That’s what I’m hearing.”

Minto refused to reveal where this information comes from but the 47-year-old insisted that it is from a “reliable source”.

The former West Ham star believes that if Rice continues to develop as he is doing, all the big clubs in the world will be vying for his signature.

“Man United will be knocking on the door. The big boys of the Premier League and world football will be saying this is a young lad at a club that could sell for the right price. He could become one of the stars in that particular position.”

Atletico Madrid enter race for Declan Rice.
Atletico Madrid look set to rival Manchester United in the pursuit of West Ham midfielder Declan Rice this summer, according to reports in Spanish outlet El Gol Digital. Rice has been one of West Ham’s standout players this season following a number of impressive midfield performances, and the 20-year-old also made his England debut after switching his international allegiance from the Republic of Ireland earlier this year. The midfielder is said to be one of two young Premier League talents catching the eye of those at Atletico, with Wolves’ playmaker Ruben Neves also reportedly on the La Liga side’s radar.

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