Karren Brady comments on West Ham United’s Declan Rice

Vice chairman Baroness Karren Brady of West Ham United addresses the assembled Media for The Players' Project Launch at London Stadium on November 7, 2018 in London, England.

Declan Rice is an important player for West Ham United.

Declan Rice of West Ham United in action during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and West Ham United at Cardiff City Stadium on March 09, 2019 in Cardiff, Wales.

Karren Brady has suggested in The Sun that West Ham United star Declan Rice could stay at the club for the rest of his career.

Rice has been on the books of West Ham since 2014 and has established himself as an important player in the first team.

The 20-year-old, who can operate as a central defender or as a defensive midfielder, has made 27 appearances in the Premier League for the Hammers so far this season, scoring two goals in the process, according to WhoScored.

 

West Ham vice-chairman Brady has suggested that Rice is the type of footballer like his teammate and midfielder Mark Noble who could stay at the London Stadium for the rest of his career.

Brady wrote in The Sun: “You'll know we have another of his kind in Mark Noble, also our captain and also uncapped — hiss, boo — who is about to play his 400th game for the club he joined 19 years ago.

“How much we would like to keep Declan Rice for that long. He’s definitely the type.”

Mark Noble,Robert Snodgrass and declan Rice of West Ham United celebrate Mark Noble scoring his penalty during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at...

West Ham United stay?

Rice has only just started his professional club football career, and West Ham are unlikely to sell the youngster anytime soon.

However, if big clubs in England and in mainland Europe make huge bids, then it could be tough for the Hammers to hold onto the 20-year-old.

Vice-Chairman of West Ham United Baroness Karren Brady  at the Players' Project Launch  at London Stadium on November 7, 2018 in London, England.

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