West Ham midfielder Declan Rice is one of the top players in the Premier League and this summer, the England international could leave the London Stadium for pastures new. Rice will be out of contract in 2024 and the Hammers are expected to cash in on the defensive midfielder before he leaves. The midfielder's play over the last 18 months has made him a player teams desperately want to sign.
Rice is expected to depart West Ham in 2023 with the Hammers making a large sum of money off of the star player. The defensive midfielder could be sold this offseason, however. Rice is attracting a lot of attention from clubs in the Premier League and elsewhere. If West Ham are offered the right price, Rice could leave this offseason.
A transfer sale this offseason would maximise the amount of money the Hammers receive for the midfielder. It is believed by some pundits and Premier League insiders that Rice could be sold for more than Jack Grealish, who went to Man City from Aston Villa for over £105 million in the summer of 2021.
The England international could fancy playing Champions League football next term. With the World Cup coming up next autumn/winter, Rice could get a lucrative move to a top four team as the Hammers are forced into a transfer sale.
Declan Rice Transfer Betting Odds
Manchester United are expected to improve their squad in the offseason with the arrival of new manager Erik ten Hag. Rice is likely to be high on the Red Devils' list of potential signings. Manchester United are set to offload a number of players this summer making financial room for Rice's arrival. Rice is at the best betting odds of 4/1 to join the Red Devils in the offseason.
Paris Saint Germain's financial might has them as bookies' leader to sign Rice in the summer. The Parisians are also looking to offload players in the offseason with several high priced stars being allowed to leave. PSG are at the best betting odds of 8/11 to sign Rice.
Chelsea are another leading contender in Declan Rice transfer odds. Rice was on Chelsea's books from 2006 to 2014 as a youth academy player. The midfielder was released by Chelsea at the age of 14 and was immediately picked up by West Ham. Chelsea's club odds to win the Rice transfer race are at 6/1.
Manchester City could also be in the hunt for the defensive midfielder. Man City are in the market to sign up Erling Haaland but they could also add the Hammers midfielder. The Cityzens are at the best odds of 10/1 to add Rice. Veteran defensive midfielder Fernandinho is set to leave the club leaving a hole in the base of Man City's centre of the park.
New money club Newcastle United could also throw their hat into the transfer race. The Magpies are at the best odds of 20/1 to add the midfielder. Newcastle United will need to be smart about their transfer spend this summer, which could rule them out of a major transfer for Declan Rice.
Could the West Ham star end up at Anfield? Bookies have Liverpool at the odds of 20/1 to sign up the midfielder. The Reds are not necessarily in the market for a midfielder this summer. Depending on Liverpool's end to the campaign, the latest odds on Rice to Anfield could change.
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Declan Rice Transfer News
The latest news on Rice's summer departure from West Ham United surrounds Manchester United. The Red Devils were humiliated by Brighton in a recent match 4-0. The loss led Manchester United's hierarchy to draw up a shortlist of eight transfer targets for the summer. Rice is said to be on that transfer list.
The Red Devils were quiet in the January transfer window which means this summer could be busy. Man United have not been too successful in the buying of players lately. Jadon Sancho was more miss than hit and Raphael Varane showed plenty of flaws in the faster paced Premier League. Ten Hag will have a lot of work to do this summer to make the Red Devils a contender for the top flight title.
Chelsea are also believed to be increasing their interest in Rice. The Blues were linked to a transfer for Rice in 2023, but due to a variety of issues, they could splash the cash this summer. Chelsea's signing of Rice could hinge on the club being bought by new owners.
Surprisingly, reports coming out of the Premier League indicate Liverpool could up their interest in Rice. The midfielder could be the man to replace captain Jordan Henderson in the future. Rice doesn't appear to have the pace and pressing abilities Liverpool desire, but some pundits claim the West Ham star is perfect as Henderson's replacement. The price could be too steep for the Reds.
Arsenal are also linked with the England star. The Gunners have been told that Rice will turn them into title challengers. It is a bold statement as Arsenal still have plenty of holes.
Declan Rice Transfer Value
Rice is valued at £67.5 million. It is likely that Rice will be sold for far more than that price, however. The Hammers midfielder is just 23-years-old and is an established England international.
The defensive midfielder is under contract to West Ham until 2024 with an option for a further season. However, reports claim West Ham will sell Rice by the end of August 2023 to cash in on the player's value. If West Ham wait to sell Rice in 2024, his value could be greatly diminished. The amount of money the Hammers receive could greatly change if Rice's fitness falters.
Declan Rice Salary
Rice's current salary at the London Stadium is £62,000 per week for an annual salary of £3.24 million. He can expect a much larger salary after leaving the London Stadium.
Declan Rice Release Clause
There is no release clause in the midfielder's contract currently. The current campaign has seen Rice star for West Ham following a brilliant Euro 2020 tournament. He helped the Hammers reach the Europa League semi finals where they lost to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Rice could force a move away from east London this offseason in an attempt to win trophies. The Premier League's top teams are hungry to sign up a strong defensive midfielder and Rice fits the bill for several of them.
Which Clubs Can Afford Declan Rice?
West Ham manager David Moyes has said Rice is worth £150 million to the club. The Hammers manager believes Rice could be sold for more than Jack Grealish in 2021. Grealish left Aston Villa for £105.75 million. Rice is expected to make a greater impact upon leaving West Ham than Grealish did in his first season at Manchester City.
The price that David Moyes was quoted seems like a lot, especially with Rice's contract coming to an end in 2024. The Premier League's biggest clubs could be put off of signing the midfielder based on the price.
Man City are in the market for a striker, which means spending £150 million on Rice may not happen. Manchester United have multiple areas that need to be addressed. Spending so much money on one player rather than two or three could prevent them from going after Rice.
Liverpool are unlikely to pay so much for Rice, although the club can afford it. Meanwhile, Paris Saint Germain, who are the bookies' betting odds leaders, would be able to sign up the player thanks to their deep pockets. It is believed that Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will leave this summer. A swap plus cash transfer could occur. Liverpool could be willing to let midfielder Curtis Jones go to fund a deal.
Real Madrid can also afford Rice. With the club's midfield of Toni Kroos, Casemiro, and Luka Modric is ageing. It could see Los Blancos spring for Rice.
Declan Rice Stats this Season
For all of the talk of Rice being a big money transfer signing this summer, a lot of football fans may not consider the defensive midfielder an important player based on his stats in 2021-22. Rice has played 48 times for West Ham in all competitions with five goals and four assists.
Just one goal and four assists have been scored in 34 Premier League matches this season. It isn't Rice's goalscoring and shot creation that teams want. Rice's leadership is highly valued at West Ham United and with the England national team.
The midfielder's defensive play in the centre of the park also makes him a top transfer target. He has made over 375 tackles in the Premier League and has a 57% tackle success rate. Rice has also made over 270 interceptions in the league. Of note are the two mistakes Rice has made leading to opponents scoring goals, however.
Declan Rice Clubs
Rice started his football journey at Chelsea at the age of 7-years-old. He played at Chelsea from 2006 to 2014 when the club released him. Rice was just 14 when he was released.
The Hammers immediately signed Rice to their academy. It took Rice just over a year to earn a professional contract at West Ham. The defensive midfielder made his club debut for West Ham in 2017 against Burnley. Rice appeared in the final game of the 2016-17 campaign.
Has Declan Rice Played in the Champions League?
Rice has never played in the UEFA Champions League. The midfielder did play in the UEFA Europa League in 2021-22. The Hammers reached the semi finals of the UEFA Europa League where they lost to Eintracht Frankfurt. The Hammers fought for Champions League qualification in 2020-21 and 2021-22, but in both seasons they fell short.
Will Declan Rice be at the World Cup?
As it stands, Rice will be at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar with the England national team. Rice has been a standout performer for the Three Lions over the last 18 to 24 months. He starred at the Euro 2020 tournament (which was held in the summer of 2021), helping England reach the final against Italy. The Three Lions eventually lost the game.
Rice made a strong defensive midfield partnership with Leeds United player Kalvin Phillips. The duo was the backbone of the team's midfield. If Rice stays fit, he will be a part of the England squad at the World Cup 2022.
England will be one of the top teams to win the World Cup in football market betting. Plenty of betting tips will favour England to win the tournament's trophy and Rice would be a major part of it.