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Real join the hunt for Declan Rice

When Real Madrid set their eyes on a player, more often than not, they force their way into getting him. This time they have set their sights on Declan Rice, and the club are working hard to cut a deal with West Ham for the midfielder.

The 23-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

The England international joined West Ham from Chelsea on a free transfer in July 2013. His contract expires in the summer of 2024.

The midfielder has banged in 4 goals and provided 4 assists in 31 matches this term on all fronts.

Declan Rice
Declan Rice

The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in England. His record for England is also impressive. Rice has scored 2 goals in 27 matches for England at senior level.

His impressive performances last few seasons have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.

Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign a new midfielder and Rice is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. The Real manager has kept an eye on Declan Rice for the last 12 months and he is impressed with the midfielder’s performances.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid

The Spanish giants are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.

The former Chelsea man has the talent to play many roles in midfield. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.

According to the report, “Real Madrid are joining the battle for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice. Italian transfer expert Gianluca di Marzio reports Real Madrid could join Chelsea in the race for Rice. “If there will be the possibility to have him (Declan Rice), Ancelloti will be in the race,” the journalist told Wettfreunde. “I don’t know which strategy will Real Madrid will have in the future – it depends on some players staying or going. For sure, Carlo Ancelotti likes him very much.” West Ham are seeking over £100m to sell the England international this summer.”

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It would take a huge offer from Real to prise the 23-year-old midfielder from West Ham.

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

Declan Rice ideal fit for Real Madrid?

If Real and Carlo Ancelotti are seriously considering a midfielder, Rice could also prove to be a smart option.

A midfielder of Rice’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Real Madrid squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Ancelotti’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his midfield department.

Real fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.

How strong that interest is and whether Real will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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