Manchester United hopes of bringing Declan Rice to Old Trafford have reportedly been made tough following a new development with Jesse Lingard.
ESPN reported that Lingard’s representatives have made it clear that he will not be used as a part of a transfer deal to bring Declan Rice to Manchester United.
The reports claims that formal talks between West Ham and ManchesteUniteded have not taken place with other reports suggesting Rice as a major target for Manchester united. It will take Manchester united a huge sum of money to lure Rice to Manchester united.
West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has valued Declan Rice at around £100m, according to Sky Sports. However, when asked about the price tag of his star player, Hammers boss David Moyes responded by saying his value is much greater.
“I don’t agree with the owners that Declan Rice is a £100m footballer. Far, far more than £100m. Far, far more,” the Scot stated.
Based upon his performances this season, it’s difficult to disagree with the former United manager.
Although he’s currently ruled out with a knee injury, Rice has been very important in West Ham’s team this season and has developed into one of his side’s top performers and earned a rating of 7.02 which has only been bettered by Lingard, Tomas Soucek, and Michail Antonio.