West Ham legend Frank McAvennie believes Declan Rice is worth as much as Manchester United defender Harry Maguire.
Manchester United, in 2019, made Harry Maguire the most expensive defender in history when he completed an £80million transfer move to Old Trafford from Leicester City.
Declan Rice rose to prominence in the last few years and has been widely linked with a move back to the Stamford Bridge this summer but Frank McAvennie believes that West Ham will only sell if an offer of around £80 million is tabled.
Rice can operate as a holding midfielder or as a centre-half and Frank Lampard believes he could fulfill his potential in a deeper role.
‘You’re talking about £80m for Harry Maguire,’ he told Football Insider.
‘I think that if he’s worth that then West Ham will be thinking that Declan’s worth somewhere between £60 to £80m.
‘But listen, the owners will have a figure in mind, and I think it’s the same with every club, if someone matches that, they will sell him.
‘Every club is a selling club now, especially with the pandemic and no money coming in from supporters.
‘They’ll have a price, and if it’s met, he’ll be on his way – if he wants to, that is. It’s down to the player as well.’