West Ham boss David Moyes is taking inspiration from Tottenham when it comes to keeping Declan Rice at the club.
That’s according to a report from The Evening Standard who claims that the Hammers have been given belief by the way Tottenham stood firm with Harry Kane.
The 28-year-old Spurs striker missed out on a lucrative move to Manchester City in the summer (The Mirror).
In fact, Pep Guardiola has suggested that Tottenham turned down FOUR approaches from City for his services (The Evening Standard).
Spurs were able to dig their heels in because of the length of Kane’s contract. The England national team skipper is still under contract with the north London outfit until the summer of 2024, having signed a six-year deal in 2018.
David Moyes takes inspiration from Tottenham
The Evening Standard reckon that the Hammers have strong belief that we can keep hold of Declan Rice because of the way in which Spurs have recently batted away interest in Kane’s signature.
Dec is under contract at West Ham until the summer of 2024 and the club have the option to extend that deal by a further 12 months.
Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea are all interested in signing Rice according to The Telegraph.
Essentially, we are in exactly the same position that Spurs were in with Kane last summer.
Even a club with Manchester City’s spending power couldn’t force Tottenham into selling because of the length of time remaining on the 28-year-old’s deal.
Kane hasn’t been at his best in front of goal for Tottenham this season but he has still bagged 22 goals and nine assists in 45 games (Transfermarkt).
Rice hasn’t even agitated for a move away from the London Stadium like Kane did from Tottenham last summer.
West Ham are still in a very strong position regarding Rice’s future at the club. And Moyes reportedly taking inspiration from Tottenham and the way that they handled the Harry Kane situation is very good news indeed.