West Ham have started to find their rhythm after a shaky start in the Premier League to life under Manuel Pellegrini, winning their last three matches.
That sequence of results has sent the Hammers surging up the standings to within touching distance of the top half, although there is still plenty of work to be done over the course of the busy festive period and the remainder of the season.
Pellegrini was extremely active during the summer, splashing over £100m on new additions, but further activity in the market is required when the January window opens in a few weeks time – and fans have made it clear which deal they want to see take priority.
19-year-old sensation Declan Rice still faces an uncertain future in east London as the club have been unable to tie him down to a new long-term contract, which has led to increased frustration amongst the supporters.
After another fine performance at the weekend against Crystal Palace, many took the opportunity to urge West Ham to get a deal over the line. We have gathered some of their comments below.
With Jan fast approaching we need to get that new deal sorted asap!
— Hold The Door ????⚾️⚽️ (@BennyPowers75) December 8, 2018
Priority surely is to sign up Rice to a ten year contract https://t.co/eZEwxfZdZB
— David Ryder (@DavidHammerboy) December 8, 2018
Our 1st signing in January as got too be rice, give him what he wants, looks so much like bobby Moore, oozes class get him sorted now ⚒⚒⚒
— Duncan Smith (@duncsmith58) December 8, 2018
— Richard Williams (@Rich_Williams10) December 8, 2018
Every player doing their job but Rice has been outstanding today! He has worked hard, cut out most balls, played quickly, & been calm and controlled again. Great performance @_DeclanRice ????????????????⚒ #WHUFC #COYI
— Claire Lacey ⚒ (@ClaireLacey_1) December 8, 2018
Declan rice is absolute different gravy my man of the match breaking down oppositions play and getting our forward play going time after time his football brain is outstanding for 19 years of age coyi????????♂️⚒????????♂️⚒????
— wayne (@wayne44308649) December 9, 2018
Declan Rice is the best CDM in the Premier League.
Pass it on.
— Simon②⚒ (@piemashmerchant) December 8, 2018
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