Richard Keys has urged West Ham star man Declan Rice to hitch Chelsea in the summertime because the “good alternative” for midfielder N’Golo Kante.

The 23-year-old’s future stays unsure on the London Stadium having turned down his third contract request from the Irons.

Keys insists he can see the Hammers promoting the England international in the event that they get the proper provide for him.

He wrote in his weblog: “The apparent one in midfield can be Rice. (N’Golo) Kante has all however run himself to a standstill. 

“Rice can be an ideal alternative. Would West Ham promote? After all, they may if the cash is correct

“I’d offer you £150m for him all day lengthy. If Rice pushes laborious it may not take that a lot.”


Kante is actually having a dip in kind however that doesn’t essentially imply that Chelsea need to substitute him. 

Regardless of enjoying the identical positions, they’re very completely different gamers who’ve virtually reverse enjoying kinds which doesn’t make Rice the “good alternative” as Keys says. 

It’s tough to see him leaving this summer season with the previous Chelsea man nonetheless contracted until the tip of subsequent season – with an extra 12 months probably being added.

However that appears unlikely given the very fact Rice doesn’t need to tie his long-term future down in east London.

A number of groups are going to be linked with the midfielder constantly till he finally does go away – it at all times occurs with the Hammers’ greatest gamers. 

The Londoner will need to stamp his title in West Ham historical past earlier than he leaves it appears to allow them to maintain hearth for now. 

Meaning taking up the position of the club’s official captain and hopefully, profitable a trophy after this season’s Europa League upset.

In different West Ham information, Michail Antonio has been noticed mocking a Frankfurt fan in a pitch invasion confrontation after the Europa League defeat.

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Author: Londonlad

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