Declan Rice’s future at the London Stadium is unclear right now, which is why fresh reported interest in the West Ham ace from Borussia Dortmund is slightly alarming.
According to the Sun, Bundesliga clubs are looking to raid Premier League clubs for their young talents and Dortmund have already enjoyed great success with English teenager Jadon Sancho.
The report details that Dortmund are now eyeing West Ham’s Rice, while Manchester City’s Phil Foden is also on their radar.
Rice is a versatile ace that can play in either defence or midfield and has managed to become a mainstay in Manuel Pellegrini’s side in a deep-lying midfield role this season.
But the 19-year-old will see his current contract expire with the Hammers in 2020 and he is yet to pen a new deal despite reported discussions.
According to the Telegraph, West Ham have now made an improved contact offer that could be worth more than £40,000-a-week after the player previously rejected £15,000-a-week plus £20,000 for every Premier League game he started.
Pellegrini’s side need to try resolve the teenager’s future quickly, as he has shown great promise since coming through the academy and looks good enough to become a vital first-team player in the coming years.
Interest from Champions League outfit Dortmund highlights Rice’s qualities and they need to fend off interest quickly.