The England international Declan Rice would walk straight into the Manchester United senior team, reckons former PL star, Trevor Sinclair.
Declan has long been linked to United and with his long-term future at West Ham far from certain, again finds himself on the Old Trafford side’s radar as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seeks to strengthen his midfield options.
The 22-year-old star has again been touted as a perfect candidate to partner Scott McTominay at the base of the club’s midfield by the ex-West Ham star.
Trevor told talkSPORT: “[Tomas] Soucek and Rice keep McTominay out of the West Ham side, whereas Rice walks into the Manchester United side.
“If that’s a big fish in a small pond then I don’t quite know what you’re talking about, Simon. Rice goes alongside McTominay [at Man United].
“For me, he’s better than Fred and when you look at McTominay going into the West Ham side, he’s not going to play in one of the forward midfield positions.”
As it stands, he has three years left to run on his current contract with the Hammers, with the option to extend his deal for a further year.
In spite of Nemanja Matic recently signing a fresh contract, Solskjaer’s roster still needs the right investment to take them to the next level.
Specifically, a holding midfielder who has experience playing in a defensive midfield position.
In Declan, they could find a star who can do exactly that. At the age of 22, he’s only going to improve and should slot well into Ole’s side having already impressed in the Premier League.