As a number of clubs dream of wrapping up a transfer for Declan Rice, including Manchester City, West Ham United have set a steep price tag.
This comes from 90 Min, after it was claimed two weeks ago that Pep Guardiola’s side could sign the Hammers skipper by selling Kalvin Phillips in a swap deal.
However, West Ham United will ensure that if Manchester City or any other club aim to sign Declan Rice, they must pay the big bucks.
West Ham slap huge price tag on Declan Rice amid Manchester City interest
With Ilkay Gundogan’s current contract set to expire in the summer and Bernardo Silva constantly touted to leave, an overhaul in midfield seems likely.
Much like the summer of 2022, where a number of players left and fresh faces joined City, the same could be the case ahead of next season.
While Declan Rice has been touted as one player that could sign for Manchester City amongst a number of brand-new additions, it has been reported that West Ham United believe that he is worth £100 million.
So much so that they refuse to budge and sell Rice for a lower fee, as they believe that is how highly he should be valued, with the Sky Blues, alongside Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Newcastle United also keen on his signature.
Manchester City should pull out of the race
While Declan Rice could become an absolute superstar under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, £100 million is an overpay for a club that does not necessarily need his services.
In the event that either Ilkay Gundogan or Bernardo Silva leave, or perhaps even both depart the club, a natural controller would perhaps be a bigger need from a City perspective.
Rice is more of a box-to-box presence.
As a result, it would be advisable to invest that particular fee on a different profile of midfielder.