West Ham are having another great season, and Declan Rice is at the heart of it once again.
Last year they had their best campaign for years, and still weren’t able to qualify for the Champions League, and even if they repeat their impressive season this time around, they will never catch the breakaway teams in the top 4.
That’s the sad reality for the Hammers, and their star player Rice.
That’s why he’s constantly linked with moves away, and the latest from The Athletic won’t help.
Roshane Thomas writes that “this is likely to be Declan Rice’s last season” in East London, with Chelsea and Manchester United pushing to sign him after long pursuits.
It will cost them dearly, considering he still has more than 3 years to run on his contract, but unless his team do something truly spectacular and make it to the top 4, it’s hard to see him staying at the London Stadium long term.