Declan Rice admits switch hypothesis might be ‘annoying’

Declan Rice has admitted it may possibly be “annoying” to see his title within the switch rumor mill at occasions.

The West Ham midfielder is probably the most sought-after gamers in English soccer, with every of the standard 4 fascinated about placing a deal to signal Rice.

Among these suitors are Chelsea, Rice’s boyhood crew, and 90min understands the Blues didn’t make a tentative inquiry for the 23-year-old earlier this summer season, with West Ham as an alternative eager to tie the midfielder all the way down to a brand new contract.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Rice confirmed he’ll stay at West Ham this season and take up the captain’s armband following Mark Noble’s retirement, admitting he’ll proceed to work to quash switch rumours.

“I will captain West Ham this season. It’s an honour,” he stated. “When I came into the team five years ago, I never thought I’d be West Ham club captain one day. To take it from the Nobes too, that’s special.

“Everybody is aware of my relationships with the gamers right here, the supervisor. I’ve by no means as soon as complained, each time I put the shirt on it is…simply go on the market and provides 100%. Whatever occurs off the pitch takes care of itself. I am unable to management that. What I can management is to go on the market and take a look at to be the very best participant each time I put the jersey on.”

If he can be frustrated by the speculation, Rice admitted he does not enjoy being the focus of the transfer headlines.

“It’s annoying as a result of of the numbers hooked up to your title,” he said. “Of course, you may’t management it in any respect.

“It boils sometimes, you read and see and you don’t want to hear because it’s not true. Like I said, I can’t really control it. All I can do is go on the field, play football and be happy, and the last few seasons is what I’ve done. It’s the belief that the coach has given me. All the speculation, that’s what comes with playing well, I guess.

“It’s completely beyond me [on the pitch]. Nothing has happened, nothing has happened officially. I’ve always said, until something actually happens, there’s no point in talking about anything. I am a West Ham player, I have a contract with West Ham. I will always respect that. Every time I put on the shirt I want to be the best player, I want to give 100%.”

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