Declan Rice insists he ‘gives everything’ for West Ham after transfer rate
Declan Rice insists he ‘gives his all’ for West Ham and claims his displays show there is nothing to worry about after Chelsea and Manchester United transfer interest
- Declan Rice was a key player for West Ham last season and then for England
- Courted by Chelsea, he is on the radar of some of the top clubs
- Despite the potential to turn his head, he plays well for West Ham
- Rice said, ‘You can see in my performances that there’s nothing wrong, nothing wrong’
West Ham star Declan Rice insists the way he is performing at the club proves he is fully focused and has not turned his head due to recent transfer interest.
The 22-year-old has been on the radar of Premier League rivals Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea after he turned down two offers to extend his current contract, which expires in 2024.
Rice has become a key player for the club, captaining Mark Noble in the absence, and is also a fixture for England, impressing in their build-up to the European Championship final.
Declan Rice has started the season well for West Ham and is not distracted by transfer interest
“Everyone knows how I feel about West Ham and about playing under the manager and what it’s like to play with the group of players I play with,” Rice said before their Europa League game against Rapid Vienna on Thursday.
‘I have the feeling that you can see from my performances that nothing is wrong, nothing is my concern. I play with a smile on my face, I go out and lead the team.
“I think you could see a difference if I didn’t give 100%, but every time I put on the shirt, my only goal is to give everything for the club.”
The midfielder was courted by big clubs over the summer, but will stay with the Hammers
Rice was outstanding for England on their flight to the Euro 2020 final on home soil
Rice said West Ham, who finished sixth in England’s top division last season, were aiming for trophies this season.
“Last season we finished three points from the Champions League,” he added.
“The mentality is that in every game that we participate in, we can go on and win. This is a new one we are introducing and we want to win.”