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Declan Rice urged to snub Man United move and remain at West Ham

Arjun Singh Devgan
Declan Rice has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Chelsea
Declan Rice has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Chelsea / Chloe Knott - Danehouse/GettyImages

West Ham United star, Declan Rice has been urged to snub a move to Manchester United and instead remain with the Hammers by former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Harry Redknapp - believing that the player is in a great place at the moment.

Rice who was England's standout player at the 2020 European Championship, has established himself as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League and his brilliant form has seen him being linked to a number of top sides with Chelsea and United being heavily linked with him.

The Red Devils have reportedly identified the 22-year-old as their primary target to reinforce their midfield next summer, but Redknapp has urged the player to remain with West Ham at this moment of his career.

“He’s very much a massive part of the team at West Ham. It’s a great club to be at and unless he’s going to go Man City, maybe Man United or whatever. He’s been at Chelsea as a kid so I think that’d be a difficult one for them, to spend the money having given him away when he was young," he told talkSPORT.

“So I think he’s in a great place at West Ham and I’d like to see him stay there long term. He’s in the England team so it’s not holding him back at all and West Ham look like a team who are on the up. They could be challenging for trophies in the next year so hopefully, for West Ham’s sake, he stays another few years there.”

Rice who came through the youth academy at Chelsea, has so far made 166 appearances for the Hammers and established himself as a first choice player for the England side, appearing 27 times for them so far.