3 possible replacements for Declan Rice at West Ham

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 Declan Rice of West Ham United celebrates aft scoring nan team's first extremity during nan Premier League lucifer betwixt West Ham United and Leeds United astatine London Stadium connected May 21, 2023 successful London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Declan Rice of West Ham United celebrates aft scoring nan team's first extremity during nan Premier League lucifer betwixt West Ham United and Leeds United astatine London Stadium connected May 21, 2023 successful London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

West Ham United look group to suffer Declan Rice this summertime but who could switch nan midfielder astatine nan London Stadium?

Rice has been a champion successful West Ham’s midfield complete nan past fewer seasons which has seen them get to nan Europa League semi-final and now nan Europa Conference League final. However, arsenic nan subordinate has conscionable 1 twelvemonth near connected his statement it could beryllium nan correct clip for nan Hammers to rate successful connected him.

Manchester City, Arsenal, Newcastle and Bayern Munich are each willing successful Rice. All of which tin connection Champions League shot and nan opportunity to triumph trophies.

The England world could play his past Premier League crippled for West Ham this weekend. Although, fans tin still look guardant to playing erstwhile much successful nan last of nan Europa Conference League. What a send-off that would beryllium if they triumph their first awesome tourney since 1980 successful Rice’s past game.

It will beryllium very difficult for immoderate subordinate to lucifer what Rice has done for nan nine but present are 3 imaginable replacements for Rice.

Declan Rice replacements for West Ham: 1. James Ward-Prowse

James Ward-Prowse will beryllium playing successful nan Championship adjacent play if he does not time off already relegated Southampton. Ward-Prowse missed retired connected going to nan World Cup successful Qatar past twelvemonth but could still get a chance to spell to nan European Championships successful Germany adjacent twelvemonth if he plays top-flight football.

The midfielder is simply a woody shot master and The Daily Mail has reported that “Saints insiders opportunity they want to support Ward-Prowse, who is admired by Aston Villa, West Ham and Tottenham.”

Ward-Prowse has played his full profession pinch Southampton successful nan Premier League. He has made 342 appearances successful nan title and astatine 28 would not want to driblet down a level. However, leaving Southampton would mean that he would nary longer beryllium a one-club player.

2. Yunus Musah

Yunus Musah has been fighting a relegation conflict pinch Valencia each season. The USMNT midfielder needs to commencement playing astatine a higher level. Although West Ham has only conscionable avoided nan driblet this season, they do person a chance astatine playing successful nan Europa League adjacent season, if they hit Fiorentina successful nan last of nan Europa Conference League.

The Daily Mail has revealed that “West Ham are keeping an oculus connected USA midfielder and erstwhile Arsenal trainee, Yunus Musah.” The USMNT subordinate was portion of nan Gunners’ academy truthful he could return to London if he joins nan Hammers.

3. Flynn Downes

Flynn Downes has played 2nd fiddle to Declan Rice this play but he has still managed 20 appearances successful nan Premier League. Downes did not travel done West Ham’s academy but his way to playing for his boyhood nine came aft spells astatine Ipswich Town, Luton Town and Swansea City.

He is simply a Hammers instrumentality who nan supporters astatine nan London Stadium tin subordinate to. The midfielder has performed good erstwhile called upon this play and could beryllium nan man to switch Rice successful midfield.

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