West Ham United could slash Declan Rice asking price
West Ham are reportedly considering slashing their asking price for Chelsea transfer target Declan Rice.
According to the Guardian, Hammers could be willing to sell the England international for £50million at
the end of the season.
The potential new fee is £30MILLION less than the asking price just last summer.
It is claimed that the Hammers are thinking of slashing their players’ valuations due to the financial impact of
the COVID-19 crisis.
Chelsea released Rice at the age of 14 but want him back to solve their issues in defense.
He has starred in midfield for West Ham, however, and could see that as his long-term position.
Liverpool and Manchester City are also said to be sniffing around the England international.
Rice is under contract at the London Stadium until the summer of 2024, with the club holding an option for
a further season.
The 22-year-old has established himself as an integral figure for West Ham since his debut in May 2017.
He is also club-captain-in-waiting having skippered the side when Mark Noble does not make the XI.
West Ham boss David Moyes has issued a hands-off warning to Rice’s suitors.
Speaking earlier this month, he said: “He’s doing great for us, he’s a big leader now, he’s taken a lot of the
weight off Mark Noble. He’s turning out to be a really good player but also a really good boy and good
around the club.”