Darren Bent is adamant that star midfielder Declan Rice is not going to give up the membership if West Ham United qualify for the Champions League by successful this season’s Europa League.
Rice, 22, has been with the Hammers since leaving the Chelsea youth setup in 2015. After making his senior debut within the final recreation of the 2016-2017 marketing campaign, his profession has gone from energy to energy. The Kingston upon Thames-born ace has made 153 appearances in all competitions, scoring seven targets.
However his main operate within the aspect is to disrupt opposition assaults, defend the again 4 and assist launch his personal attacking gamers. And there are few within the recreation who can do it in addition to Rice.
England got here calling in 2019 and the gifted schemer has now made 26 appearances for Gareth Southgate’s aspect. He was very good all through the Three Lions’ run to the ultimate of Euro 2020 and scored his second worldwide aim in opposition to Hungary final month.
Unsurprisingly, many golf equipment have been linked with the previous Republic of Eire youth star.
Rice a cheerful Hammer
Manchester United have been talked about as potential suitors on a couple of event whereas Chelsea are additionally eager. However he pledged his future to the London Stadium outfit earlier this week after a stellar begin to the season.
Rice has carried his summer time kind into the Premier League and Europe, bagging his second Europa League goal on Thursday. And former Tottenham striker Bent feels West Ham’s continued success in that competitors could play an element in his future.
“In the event that they win the Europa League this 12 months and they’re within the Champions League subsequent 12 months, he received’t go wherever,” he informed talkSPORT. “What’s his motive for going then? He’s enjoying in the perfect competitors on this planet then.”
And the person capped 13 occasions by England feels certain that enjoying in Europe’s elite membership competitors is the important thing.
“I feel individuals will come and get him, no matter what occurs. However that’s his membership – West Ham,” he added. “He’s the captain – I do know Mark Noble is the captain – however it’s him as a result of he’ll play extra.
“If they’ll someway win the Europa League, they’re within the Champions League subsequent season, he’s not going wherever.”
Rice has helped the East Finish outfit to seventh place within the top-flight standings. They’ve received 4 of 5 video games in all competitions and sit high of Europa League group H with most factors.
Subsequent up for David Moyes’ aspect is Sunday’s go to of Brentford for what is predicted to be a tricky encounter.