West Ham coach Kevin Nolan believes Declan Rice could improve even more in the near future and confessed that he would not sell the midfielder even for a £ 100 million transfer fee. The 22-year-old has thrived for the Hammers since moving to midfield, even winning 26 games for England.
Since his transformation into a defensive midfielder, few players in England have done as well as Declan Rice with the rise of the 22-year-old nothing short of incredible. Rice has gone from being an upcoming star for the Hammers to playing for England on a regular basis while also captaining the London team on a regular basis. Not only that, the 22-year-old has taken his bow in Europe, with West Ham thriving alongside some of the best clubs in the world.
That, combined with the potential and steady improvement Rice has shown over the years, has more than a few European bigwigs interested in a move for the midfielder. But in light of rumors about a £ 100 million price tag, Kevin Nolan has confessed that he would not sell Rice even if that goal was met. The West Ham manager believes that the midfielder has already surpassed some players of yesteryear but still has space and time to improve further.
“When you watch him play, he seems to be in control of everything. To me, it’s going to get better. Putting a price tag on it, I wouldn’t sell it for £ 100 million. When you’re in the room with Declan Rice, you know you’re in the room with Declan Rice, but he doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable, “Nolan told the BBC.
“He is one of those children who wants to learn, wants to improve, is always willing to receive advice, is always willing to try to improve and wants to improve. The most important thing for me as a coach is that he lists me, he respects me for what I have done, but I feel that this guy can move on and I feel like he has already done more than me in terms of appearances in England, being in Europe and things like that. .
“It’s going to move on because [of] his athletics. He trains every day, he wants to train every day, he can hit him from the side of the field. [to the other] with your right foot or with your left foot. He can run with the ball, he has everything you could wish for as a footballer and he also has a good football brain in which he is now learning for West Ham, and he has done it with England, now he is learning to control the games. “he added.