Journalist Dean Jones has claimed that Manchester United have the financial means to sign West Ham United star Declan Rice in the upcoming transfer window.
According to the Daily Mail, West Ham have made a £ 150 million bid to buy Declan Rice amid the interest of the Red Devils. Despite his hefty price tag, Jones urged United to split the money because Rice could become the missing piece in their team’s jigsaw.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones said the following:
“Manchester United is definitely one of the clubs with a good chance of getting Declan Rice. Financially, they can do it and they absolutely need him.”
Manchester United are in dire need of strengthening their midfield ahead of the 2022-23 season. The Red Devils will lose both Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba at the end of the current season, which will leave a huge hole in their midfield.
Rice seems to be the ideal player to play as a defensive midfielder at the club. The 23-year-old midfielder has been one of West Ham’s best players this season. Rice has made 49 appearances in all competitions for the Hammers this season, contributing five goals and four assists.
However, West Ham are doing everything to keep their star midfielder at the London Stadium. According to Sky Sports, The Hammers recently offered Rice an eight-year contract with a salary of £200,000 a week. However, the player declined the offer.
It seems Rice is aware of the interest of elite Premier League clubs for him and is waiting for the right offer to jump ship. It is worth mentioning that if Manchester United agree to pay £ 150 million for The Hammers, Rice will become the most expensive English player in the history of this sport.
Manchester United face Crystal Palace on the last day of the season
Manchester United will travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace on the final day of the Premier League season. The Reds will be looking to end the Ralf Rangnick era as Erik ten Hag prepares to take over long before the new season.
The Red Devils are in dire need of a win to secure a place in next season’s UEFA Europa League. If they draw or lose against Palace and West Ham beat Brighton & Hove Albion, the Hammers will overtake them for sixth place.
Currently, David Moyes’ army is 2 points behind Man United in the rankings and has a much better goal difference.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/news-they-absolutely-need-him-dean-jones-claims-manchester-united-good-chance-getting-midfield-target?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda “They absolutely need him” – Dean Jones claims Manchester United have a ‘good chance’ of getting midfield target