Declan Rice’s contract with the Hammers will expire in 2024.
Chelsea target and current West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice has felt that he does not see himself spending a significant part of his career away from London. It means, he is looking for a long-term London stay.
The West Ham’s academy product made a total of 171 appearances across all competitions. His contract with the Hammers will expire in 2024.
The 23-year-old has been a transfer target for Chelsea and Rice is a big admirer of the club since his childhood days. His London plans can boost Chelsea’s plan for the future.
Talking to The Overlap, the Englishman said: “I’m here all the time. I’ve always wanted to stay close to this place, I feel like I don’t want to lose my roots.”
He also added when he was asked about his Chelsea background: “Yeah, growing up the whole family was Chelsea. I feel like it’s out there – everyone knows, it’s well documented.
“But I feel like when you play for a club like West Ham you become really affiliated to it, and there’s part of me now – and my family as well – that is a massive West Ham fan.”
West Ham have always stated that Rice is not for sale, with manager David Moyes suggesting in the past that it would take a bid of £100m to prise the player away from the East Londoners.
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