West Ham are battling to find consistency under the guidance of Manuel Pellegrini and received a significant boost following Saturday’s victory over Burnley at the London Stadium.
The win was only the Hammers’ third of the Premier League this season, taking Pellegrini’s side to 13th spot in the standings and providing a platform to build upon ahead of the crucial run into the festive season.
A key performer this season, continuing the fine form he displayed last term, has been Declan Rice but his contract situation in East London remains up in the air – and The Daily Mail states London rivals Tottenham are eyeing a move.
While the Hammers will be desperate not to sell to Mauricio Pochettino’s side, Spurs fans on social media have reacted to the links and have stated they would love to see the 19-year-old move across the capital to join their top-four chasing squad.
We have gathered some of the best reactions below.
Very good player. Versatile and comfortable in CM. But would WH sell to us ? Highly unlikely.
— Anthony Heard (@AnthonyH7) November 4, 2018
Bound to offer £40m for this one.
— ⁴ (@Alderrweireld) November 4, 2018
Would be a great signing. Lad will excel with some real players
— Dan Travers (@dandinithegreat) November 4, 2018
Would love it, but can’t see it happening
— Darren Perry (@mrdarrenperry) November 5, 2018
Pretty versatile kid but I’d guess playing 6 would be best position. Possesses a good first touch, seems pretty calm in possession and has a bit of size to him as well. Decent distribution as well.
— Steven Quilty (@Stevenqoz) November 5, 2018
Forget his background…the boy can play…serious potential….and well worth a punt
— Colin Hulyer (@ColinHulyer) November 4, 2018
Kid looks very good whenever I’ve seen him. Would be surprised if we’d be able to pull it off
— Indy (@hey_Indy) November 4, 2018
It’s not like they’ve never sold a player to us before… he’s rejected a couple of contract offers from them apparently. Will still end up at Chelsea
— N17_ADL (@andyl_14) November 4, 2018
They’ll sell and I’d have him a heartbeat the lads quality
— Rosspur (@RossFerguson19) November 4, 2018
Very promising player- remember he’s still only 19! No doubt Chelsea would outbid us for him!
— John H (@johnspurshow) November 4, 2018