Manchester United target Declan Rice has dropped a huge hint over his future at West Ham United.
The England international has constantly been linked with a move away from the London stadium where he has been a key figure but speaking to West Ham's media team on Tuesday about the retiring Mark Noble, he said: “I can honestly say if he wasn’t here I wouldn’t have done as well as I have done, on and off the pitch.
“It’s going to be tough next year without him. It’s been an absolute honour to play with him.
The interview pointed to the direction that the player might be with West Ham next season with reports rife that Uited are not keen to sign players who will demand a huge fee as they work on rebuilding the team.
We win together. We lose together. So proud of this team, it wasn’t meant to be but that’s football, always a learning experience that in the end will work out right. Thank you to our fans who have been incredible during this journey. We go again Sunday❤️ @WestHam— Declan Rice (@_DeclanRice) May 5, 2022
Daily Mail reported that incoming United manager ten Hag is keen to make Rice a priority signing this summer.
Rice's importance in the team saw him drive West Ham to the Europa League semi-final where they lost to Eintracht Frankfurt.