Moyes has stated that Rice, who can operate as a central defender or as a defensive midfielder, has shown a lot of maturity in his last two performances.
“I thought Declan Rice specifically, has shown much more maturity in his last two performances,” Moyes wrote in The London Evening Standard.
“He has come back from winning his first senior international cap with the Republic of Ireland with a lot of confidence and self-belief.”
Rice is a very talented and promising young footballer who is playing well for West Ham at the moment.
The performances of the Republic of Ireland international in defence has been hugely encouraging, and there is also the fact that the teenager can play as a defensive midfielder as well.
Although Rice is still very young and is developing, one should not be surprised if he establishes himself in the West Ham first team next season.
The 19-year-old, who is valued at €11.9 million (£10.29m) by CIES Football Observatory, should be included in the Hammers’ starting lineup against Stoke City at the London Stadium in the Premier League this evening.
Both West Ham and Stoke are struggling for survival in the Premier League at the moment.