July 27, 2022
‘Man Utd would be a good move’

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has been told Manchester United could be a good move for him by Paul Merson.

Rice has been in fine form this season for the Hammers and is now widely recognized as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.


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His performances have seen him linked with a move to several different clubs including Chelsea, where he played in the youth academy, and Manchester United.

Now former Arsenal man Merson has urged him to make the move in the upcoming summer transfer window, naming the aforementioned clubs as possible destinations based on different factors.

writing in his daily star column, Merson said: “Declan Rice should strike while the iron is hot and leave West Ham this summer. He’s taken his game to another level this season and is now playing like N’Golo Kante, affecting things at both ends of the pitch.

“I would be surprised if Declan Rice plays for West Ham next season. They have been completely overweight for months.

“Where could he go? It depends on what happens at Chelsea and who buys the club. Manchester United would be a good decision, but will they get the Champions League? This is where Rice wants to play.

“They face Tottenham this weekend and playing against Spurs should always be a big game for West Ham, but the Europa League game against Sevilla was more important.

“West Ham have overtaken Spurs, and to be honest, I don’t know how Tottenham allowed that to happen.

“You just hope West Ham don’t miss out on the Champions League by a point or two because they’re kicking themselves. They’re going to wonder why they haven’t gone out and found another striker in January.

United’s need for midfield reinforcements is well known, especially with Paul Pogba set to leave on a free transfer this summer.

Chelsea, on the other hand, have been regularly linked with the England international but any move could depend on the club’s current ownership crisis.

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