Rice, who can operate as a central defender or as a defensive midfielder, is out of contract at West Ham in the summer of 2019, according to Transfermarkt.com.
Rice has told The Times that he wants to sign a new contract with West Ham and wants to carry on playing for the London club.
West Ham fans have taken to Twitter to give their reaction to the current situation on Rice, who has played 676 minutes of Premier League football for the Hammers so far this season, according to WhoScored.com.
Below are some of the best comments:
Give it to him, the bloke has proved he’s worth every penny— Kevin Lowe (@kevinlowe12345) November 7, 2018
They are the last team we would sell him to— Jeffrey duckworth (@Jeffreyduckwor5) November 7, 2018
Give him 50 and half Carroll’s wages— rob cutter (@RobRobecutt) November 7, 2018
I literally can’t think of a single excuse gold & Sullivan can think of as to why they have given him a real contract yet..— Will Mason (@WillMason94) November 7, 2018
Lot of money to me but in football terms £35k a week is peanuts for Prem players. Give him £40k he deserves it and we just can’t loose him— Ray Ellul (@RayEllul) November 7, 2018
If this is true and we won't pay that amount then the whoever handles contracts needs sacked. Probably pay carlos Sanchez more then that.— chris gill (@2b74009b5fbb40c) November 7, 2018
@davidgold Pay the man the money he deserves!! The Boy loves the club aswell— Sean Barrett (@seanbarrett_) November 7, 2018