Manchester United linked with West Ham defensive midfielder Declan Rice

There has been numerous defensive midfielders linked with Manchester United in past few months.

The reports in England suggested that Manchester United are linked with West Ham young star Declan Rice.

The 20-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

Rice made 66 appearances across all competitions for West Ham, scoring two goals and supplying one assist in return.

Declan Rice
Declan Rice

The 20-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in England.

As a member of England national football team, Rice won two caps.

His performances have seen him become the target of many Premier League clubs including Manchester United.

Manchester United
Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjær is looking to shore up his defensive and midfield options and West Ham’s Declan Rice happens to be a target.

The England international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Ole Gunnar Solskjær wants to target in the summer transfer window. His versatile nature can help the manager to be more flexible with the formations.

According to Tribalfootball, “Manchester United are willing to spend big to prise Declan Rice away from West Ham this summer. The Irish Independent says United are ready to break the bank to sign Rice from West Ham. It is claimed West Ham would likely demand a fee in excess of £50million for the England international. The report also says Nemanja Matic’s future at United will be in doubt if Rice arrives. However, those who have worked with Rice believe his long-term future should be at centre-half.”

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West Ham would be wise to keep the England international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.

If Rice turns out to be a star player like many expect, it could be one of the club’s smartest transfers.

Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Manchester United.

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