West Ham United youngster Declan Rice's latest comments look concerning

Declan Rice of West Ham United during Training at Rush Green on August 16, 2018 in Romford, England.

West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice has been heavily linked with Manchester City in recent times.

Declan Rice of West Ham United during Training at Rush Green on August 16, 2018 in Romford, England.

West Ham United fans may have reason to be slightly concerned after Declan Rice’s latest comments to the official website, amid rumours of Manchester City’s interest.

The Sun claim that City are lining up a bid for the West Ham midfielder, who Pep Guardiola has already spoken positively about this season.

And Rice’s comments on wanting to win the Champions League and play at the top level ‘throughout’ his career do seem to give some reason for concern.

“I want to play at the top level throughout my career,” he confirmed. “I want to win trophies, even the Champions League. You have to be ambitious. If not, what’s the point?”

 

If Rice does have a burning desire to win trophies like the Champions League then a move away from West Ham to Manchester City would have to appeal.

City are among the leading contenders to win European football’s top prize this season, and have turned themselves into a footballing superpower.

West Ham United's Irish defender Declan Rice (L) runs away from Southampton's Gabonese midfielder Mario Lemina (R) during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and...

West Ham, of course, have just tied down Rice to a new contract - so they will be able to demand a huge fee for their prized prospect.

And although it seems highly unlikely that Rice will try and force a move away from West Ham, given his obvious loyalty to the club, his latest comments may just hint that a move to City would appeal to the youngster, if it became a possibility.

West Ham defender Declan Rice reacts during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2017 in London, England.

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