It is expected that the competition between the two ‘London’ teams for Declan Rice will be fierce.
England’s best ‘three’ midfielder. He boasts of his intelligent defense ability based on his 190cm solid physical. His original position was center back, but his forward pace and build-up ability stood out, so he changed his position to defensive midfielder. As he was in charge of the center back, he showed strength in his defensive power, and as the season passed, his aggressive tendency was also revealed. He has risen to the forefront of the golden generation in England, boasting a fantastic chemistry with the more defensive Calvin Phillips.
He came from Chelsea youth, but chose to transfer to get a chance to play. It was an inevitable choice because Chelsea had such a reputation as being called ‘hell’ by prospects.바카라사이트
This fit perfectly. Debuting on the adult stage in the 2016-17 season when he was only 17 years old, he steadily established himself. From the 2017-18 season, he became a semi-main level resource and became a main player in the 2018-19 season. Thanks to his appearance as the’Steel King’ who is not easily injured, he consistently participated in more than 30 league games every season, and in the 2019-20 season, he wrote a’great record’ of full-time participation in all games. In the 2021-22 season, he also scored 3 goals in 10 games in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa League (UEL), proving that he can work on the big stage.
His stock price soared as his skills improved day by day. He naturally became a target for big clubs. His prime destination was Chelsea. Chelsea, which needed substitutes for third-line midfielders such as N’Golo Kante and Jorginho, pushed for Rice during the transfer market last summer. However, manager David Moyes did not want to sell him.
In the end, Rice stayed with the team. However, the accompaniment with West Ham seems to be finished at the end of this season. His contract expires 1 year and 6 months ahead, but there is no news about his contract renewal. It seems that the possibility of renewing the contract is even lower as West Ham are currently having a bad time as they are staying in the relegation zone.
Rice also expressed his desire for a bigger stage. In an interview during the World Cup in Qatar, he said, “I want to play in the UEFA Champions League (UCL). 100%. The same story has been repeated over the past two or three years.”
Currently, two teams are actively interested in him. Along with Chelsea, Arsenal participated in the scouting battle. According to the British media ‘Times’, Arsenal have made Rice their ‘top target’ during the summer transfer window and are said to be confident enough.
Chelsea is also confident in signing him as he has been affectionate for a long time. British media ‘Football London’ said, “Chelsea has been observing Rice for several years. Chelsea are currently the most advanced in his scouting competition.”