Journalist shares his verdict on possible West Ham summer outing

Declan Rice would be ‘ruined’ if he left West Ham to join Manchester United, says 90min journalist Toby Cudworth.

The Hammers vice-captain has been linked with a £100million move from the London stadium this summer, with the Reds one of the teams expected to be interested in a deal. [Telegraph].

But according to Cudworth, Rice would not only set back, but actually ruin his career if he chose to move to Old Trafford in his current state.

writing on his personal Twitter account Cudworth said: “I admit it, I was wrong. Declan Rice would have to move back be ruined if he left West Ham to join Manchester United.

Rice is also believed to be shortlisted for Chelsea and Manchester City, but West Ham have no intention of selling him. He has two years left on his contract and the club also have the option of an additional year.


Manchester United have a lot of problems in their squad at the moment, but one of the main ones is the lack of a quality defensive-minded midfielder.

Rice would certainly provide that, and the club are better placed than West Ham to provide regular European Champions League football.

But in the state the club is currently in, it could prove detrimental to his personal career to go to a club that is struggling for any kind of stability at the moment.

Conversely, Rice could see this as a chance to be the catalyst for that change and establish himself as one of the best players in the world in his position.

That’s a bold statement to make from a journalist, who is admittedly a hammer, but it’s hard to say for sure that he would be wrong on this occasion.

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