£80million star backed to secure Manchester United move

Rice and Sancho for England

Declan Rice’s future at West Ham is up in the air and he has been backed to secure a move to Manchester United.

Former Hammer, Frank McAvennie, has tipped the midfielder to agree a move to Old Trafford to step up in his career.

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The 63-year-old told Football Insider:

“Him (Rice) and Casemiro and [Bruno] Fernandes, that would be a decent midfield.”

Rice helped the Three Lions win the silver medal at the Euro 2020 and was a key member of Gareth Southgate’s squad that reached the last eight at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The 24-year-old England international has been one of the best holding midfield players in the Premier League in recent years. However, this season, his form has been highly inconsistent.

At Old Trafford, Erik ten Hag has mainly utilized the 4-2-3-1 formation and this season, the likes of Casemiro and Eriksen have regularly started in the central midfield.

Declan Rice’s current deal with West Ham will expire in 2024 and it would take a fee of around £80million to secure his signature in the summer.

Casemiro is arguably the best defensive midfielder in the world and in his presence, I do not think United need to lure another play breaker. Instead, a creative midfielder must be signed to strengthen the department. What do you think?

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