West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has adopted up his curiosity in a switch to Manchester United by speaking about life at Outdated Trafford with two membership stars, a report claims.
Rice has made himself one of many hottest properties within the Premier League following his current rise to stardom. After rising on the finish of the 2016/17 season, he has gone on to make 128 top-flight appearances. What’s extra, his recent knee injury has ended a run the place he performed each minute of the previous two seasons.
Hypothesis started to mount over his future in the summertime of 2018. Nevertheless, his outstanding standing within the England fold has risen his profile additional.
As such, the Manchester Evening News claims that United proceed to carry a agency curiosity.
However the newspaper now experiences a giant improvement, with Rice himself taking motion over his curiosity in a transfer there.
Rice reportedly talked to Purple Devils captain Harry Maguire and left-back Luke Shaw on the newest England camp.
The gamers mentioned ‘elements of United’, nonetheless, the report doesn’t give any extra element on their negotiations.
Purple Devils goalkeeper Dean Henderson additionally featured in Gareth Southgate’s newest group.
Nevertheless, the supply notes that Rice particularly talked to Maguire and Shaw about life at Outdated Trafford.
The Manchester Night Information provides that United have a historical past of concentrating on English gamers after main tournaments.
Maguire moved from Leicester after the World Cup in 2018, the place he helped lead the Three Lions to the semi-finals.
In the meantime, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney all signed between 2002 and 2006.
Man Utd have transformative Rice plan
The newspaper provides that United have ‘tracked Rice for greater than two years’.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect are in search of a brand new long-term star in defensive midfield.
However whereas the 22-year-old may also play centre-back, United scouts reportedly imagine that he may change into a ‘box-to-box’ asset.
He has proven flashes of such expertise for the Hammers, however largely spends his time additional again within the group.
Rice is a powerful contender to function in Southgate’s squad for the delayed European Championships this summer time.