Former manager Harry Redknapp has urged West Ham’s board to do everything possible to keep Declan Rice as a Hammer
Speaking to Claret and Hugh the former Irons player and boss admitted he was disappointed the captain looked set to leave and declared: “West Ham are a big club with up to 65,000 fans in the stadium. I can see a future for him with the club.
“If the board were to offer him up to £250k a week and brought in three or four top players that may tempt him to stay where he is despite him wanting Champions League football.
“The Hammers are in Europe and he won his first medal with us last season. I would really love to see the club push to keep him.
“In reality it looks as though he will go to Arsenal as things stand and they do begin to look a very good team to whom he would be a big help.
However, at the end of it all I want the Hammers to have a right go at keeping him. We are a big club and he could do far worse than to stay where he is.”