Paul Brown has claimed that West Ham midfielder Declan Rice “probably isn’t” going to sign a new contract at the club, as per GIVEMESPORT.
Before the season got underway the 23-year-old rejected two contract offers as the Irons looked to tie him down.
With a host of elite clubs eyeing a move for the Iron in January, Brown is amongst those who believe Rice could be on his way out of east London in the summer.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Brown said: “I don’t think he is someone who is going to force his way out with a formal transfer request or any particular demands,
“But, they’re at a point where he probably isn’t going to sign a new contract because he wants to test the water.”
These claims by Brown don’t seem to be based off anything concrete and therefore can be passed off as complete rubbish.
Like he has been for the best part of two seasons now, Rice will continue to be relentlessly tipped for a move away from West Ham whether it is true or not.
That is what happens when you have a player as good as the England international is.
In terms of his immediate future, that is very much in the Hammers hands.
The Londoner wants to be competing at the highest level which you can understand with his quality.
If the Irons secure Champions League football one way or the other, then there is no doubt he will stay at the club.
The owners have to reinvest in the squad though in order to maintain these extremely high levels shown over the last two seasons and ensure their key players stay at what would then be a competitive club.