Manchester United have been linked with England international Declan Rice for a long time and the latest reports suggest that the Red Devils are preparing a big move to finally sign him.
According to an exclusive story covered by The Sun, the Old Trafford outfit have received a major boost in their pursuit to sign the play breaker from West Ham, who are struggling in the race to qualify for the Champions League.
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The Hammer are currently a point behind Arsenal, who currently occupy the fourth spot. Moyes’ men are a point and three points above Spurs and Man Utd respectively, who have a couple of games in hand. Therefore, in all fairness, West Ham still have more than a decent chance to qualify for the Europe’s elite competition.
The Sun claim that Ralf Rangnick has approved Man United’s push to sign the Three Lions defensive midfielder, who has been brilliant over the years for the London club and is a key player for the national side.
Man Utd know that a fee of £100million will be needed to sign Rice and the famous British news source have mentioned that they are preparing the move to finally hire his services next summer.
The 22-year-old, who has already made 27 appearances for his country, is not only a solid play breaker but can also contribute in goals. This term, so far, he has directly contributed in 7 goals (3 goals and 4 assists) in all competitions.
At Old Trafford, veteran Matic is the only natural DM and the Serbian is past his best. Therefore, Man Utd do need a specialist holding midfield star, who can act as a deep lying playmaker as well, and Declan Rice would be a top addition.
I think United might just be wasting their time chasing Rice. Why? Because I think Chelsea will look to find a replacement for Kante this summer and with Rice being an ex Chelsea player, who would love to go back and he could stay in London. Given a choice which would you choose?