Rio Ferdinand has questioned why West Ham have provided Declan Rice an eight-year deal and has admitted he expects him to depart for trophies elsewhere.

Rice has reportedly been provided an eight-year deal value £200,000 per-week to remain at West Ham [talkSPORT], however has no intention of renewing his contract presently.

Now Ferdinand, talking on his ‘Vibe with 5’ podcast says Rice should set up which groups need him earlier than making a public choice on his future, however expects him to depart finally fairly than changing into the subsequent Mark Noblee.

“Earlier than the present everybody sits within the workplace speaking about stuff and Declan got here up, and everybody put their 5 pence in,” he stated.

“Eight years? Who the hell indicators an eight-year deal? All of it relies on what Declan Rice needs to do along with his profession. If he needs to do a Mark Noble, which we noticed this weekend is an outstanding feat, to remain at one club within the Premier League like he has, Declan Rice could be the captain for the subsequent ten years if he needs and he can end like Mark Noble. He’s seen it and he’ll say, ‘do I would like that?’.

“He’s obtained the choice to try this if he needs, it’s there for him. Eight yr deal should you consider what we’re seeing within the papers.

“However I don’t assume Declan Rice is Mark Noble. Declan Rice is any individual who sees himself going to an even bigger club, all due respect to West Ham, and going to combat for honours within the Premier League.

Declan Rice shall be saying, ‘I would like the prospect to go and play constant Champions League soccer, and an opportunity to win it’. He most likely needs to win the Premier League first.

“I believe the subsequent port of name for Declan Rice is ‘who needs me?’. You’ve obtained to search out out who needs you. Earlier than you make a public show, it’s ‘who needs me?’.

“Earlier than I went to Leeds, I knew Man United wished me. However they have been the most effective group within the nation as nicely. And I knew they have been going to pay the cash that they wished. So I might go into Leeds, to see the chairman and sit in his workplace for 5 hours and say, ‘I’m not leaving til you let me go, and I do know you want the cash.’

“Proper at this second in time I don’t know who the golf equipment are which are going to try this. Are City out there for a Declan Rice? Are Chelsea out there for a Declan Rice? Are Liverpool? You then’ve obtained Man United.

“You then’ve obtained to ask Declan Rice the query. Does he go to depart West Ham, who for the time being are principally preventing with Man United for a similar positions. Does he need to go to Man United? You’re going to Man United, if he does flip up at Man United, to be the catalyst for the subsequent era to win stuff. To be the man that leads that cost perhaps. And the stature of the club.

“However if you wish to win trophies, then Man United proper at this second, there’s a giant query mark.

“I don’t assume Declan is a pocket watcher. I don’t assume he’s excited about cash. It’s a giant amount of cash, the distinction in cash [wages], however Declan is a really… he’s a soccer man. He needs to be in the most effective place to do nicely.”


It looks like a damaged file however sure, Rice will most likely go away the club in some unspecified time in the future to go and play on the highest stage. However no, that received’t be this summer time.

Proper now the club maintain all of the playing cards for his future and Rice himself isn’t agitating for a transfer away as a result of he is aware of the club are doing nicely and he loves it right here.

Because it stands Man United is a sideways transfer and no person else is prepared to pay the £150m asking value for him, which suggests he’ll keep. It’s that easy.

However finally he’ll go on to be a daily in a aspect that’s persistently competing for and successful trophies as a result of that’s the extent of footballer he’s and shall be for a very long time.

It’s not about cash and whereas his legacy is essential, it doesn’t must be at a single club. No Hammers followers begrudge him that both, however for now he’s one among us.

In different West Ham information, Dermot Gallagher says referee made proper choice to not award penalty in West Ham United v Manchester City

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