West Ham should wring Real Madrid for every penny they can afford if Scott Minto’s claim about them being interested in Declan Rice is true, and understandably some Hammers supporters are demanding massive fees for the reportedly in-demand midfielder. Speaking to Malaysian broadcaster Stadium Astro, Minto claimed that a reliable source has told him “Real Madrid are knocking on the door” for the 20-year-old and have reached out to his family. The Sky Sports presenter’s comments have been met by some West Ham supporters wanting astronomical fees for Rice, and even one who wants Gareth Bale in return for the England international. Rice is unlikely go anywhere this summer because he is someone who has his head screwed on and knows that staying at West Ham, for at least the next couple of years, is the best thing he can do for his career. From a financial perspective, it would also make sense for the Hammers to wait for Rice’s value to rise even more before cashing in on him.
ForeverWestHam has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
If it happens we'll take Gareth Bale
— TIGER and HAMMER (@JohnFloris41) April 15, 2019
Regular price = £100m.
Real Madrid price = £250m.
— Chris Burrell (@deanashtonsfoot) April 15, 2019
300 mill nothing less
— Paul Reilly (@PauloHill16) April 15, 2019
130m with add ons
— Ian Taylor (@tayloriw) April 15, 2019
Oh no https://t.co/SSqU1I8WYq
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) April 15, 2019