English Premiership

Manchester City lining up huge bid for Declan Rice

2019-02-20 13:54
Declan Rice
Declan Rice (Getty Images)

Cape Town - West Ham United are bracing themselves for interest in Declan Rice this summer, with Manchester City reported to be lining up a huge bid.

The 20-year-old midfielder is one of the hottest prospects around, a potential star of the future, and there is already no shortage of interest from some top clubs.

City are being touted as frontrunners for his signature, and if reports are to be believed, could be willing to pay as much as £70 million to strike a deal.

West Ham will be desperate to keep hold of the player but could struggle to do so if the big offers start to flood in during the close season.

City boss Pep Guardiola is keen to sign a long-term replacement for Fernandinho, who is coming towards the end of his career, and Rice has emerged as one of his top targets.

Rice and Phil Foden have been tipped as a future partnership in the heart of the England midfield, and Guardiola seems to want the same at City.

 

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