It has been a turbulent few seasons for West Ham since moving to the London Stadium and Manuel Pellegrini’s side are fighting for consistency again this term.
The Hammers’ victory over Burnley at the weekend was only their third in 11 Premier League matches this season and, despite spending over £100m in the summer transfer window, improvements have been slow.
One of the bright sparks of recent years has certainly been the emergence of Declan Rice, who has established himself as a regular in the club’s pecking order, but West Ham risk a major loss as a contract standoff with the 19-year-old continues.
Rice is keen to earn a significant pay rise if he is to put pen to paper on a new deal and, although his current contract has plenty of time left to run, the Hammers could see their prized asset snatched by a Premier League rival.
Fans on social media have constantly made it clear they want to see their side bring an end to the saga and were left screaming at the club after a recent social media post.
We have gathered some of the best reactions below.
@davidgold have a look at this photo and tell me he isn’t worth every penny he is asking in his contract. He loves this club and us as fans love him !!! He is our future …. SIGN HIM UP ⚒⚒⚒
— ⚒ Paul McMahon ⚒ (@Macca11Paul) November 4, 2018
Announce a contract
— Ben (@BenSinger91) November 4, 2018
Cool picture, pay that man his money. #COYI
— Keane (@KeaneCheese) November 4, 2018
Sign him up!
— Dan Evans ⚒ (@evanswhufc88) November 4, 2018
Do the right thing West Ham….. pic.twitter.com/V0Ng1sS12X
— David Yems #StandUp4Brexit (@DJYems) November 4, 2018
About time you give the fella the contract he deserves
— Steve ⚒ Chapman (@steviechapman) November 4, 2018
Legend in the making.
— Roger Barden (@ElCampello) November 5, 2018
Sort his contract out before he gets signed by the big boys, best player from the academy in the last 15 years
— Harry (@Harryyy_Smith) November 5, 2018