West Ham Manager Claims His 23 Year Old Player Is Worth $200M

Published 04/02/2022, 2:40 PM EDT

The transfer market in football has seen sharp inflation since 2017. Neymar Jr’s transfer from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain changed everything, as the French club paid 222 million euros for the Brazilian superstar. Ever since then, every player’s market value has skyrocketed and West Ham United star Declan Rice is no different.

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The English midfielder has been one of the best defensive midfielders in the league. Rice has a great sense of defensive awareness and doesn’t shy away from dribbling with the ball. Moreover, his passing is one of the most underrated aspects of his game.

However, the one thing that makes him a great buy for any club is the fact that he is just 23 years old.

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David Moyes won’t let Declan Rice go for a small fee

West Ham United manager David Moyes has done a fantastic job at the club, and Rice has been a huge part of the club’s success. They are currently sitting in 8th place in the table with a game in hand over 7th place Wolves, who are just one point ahead.

Moyes spoke about a possible transfer for Rice and revealed that he isn’t for sale. However, he did add that if any club wanted him, they would have to pay over 150 million euros for the Englishman.

The first thing to say is that he is not for sale. But if you are interested, it will be north of that, because £100m was cheap last summer and £150m just now would be minimum – but he is not for sale,” Moyes said. 

 

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West Ham will emulate Spurs in the transfer window

Moyes brought up the example of Harry Kane and Tottenham Hotspur. Kane was linked with a move to Manchester City and wanted to leave the club. However, City failed to meet the 150 million euro asking price that Spurs set, and their bids were rejected.

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“I look at what Tottenham did with Harry Kane, albeit it in a different way. They said, no, there is a price and if someone wants to pay the price, then we’d probably do it. If they don’t then he’s not going anywhere,” Moyes added.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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