Was Moyes Brought In Just To Sell Rice?

"No player is bigger than the club" is a hackneyed expression used to cover the sale of a club's most valuable asset, to either balance the books or to reinvest in new players. So the regularity of comments attributed to Manuel Pellegrini's replacement, David Moyes, with regards to the possible sale of Declan Rice has been of some concern to West Ham United fans.

Those more sceptical than others began to notice the 'veiled' references made by the Scot regarding the sale of Wayne Rooney from Everton to Manchester United, and how the proceeds from that sale enabled him to build a more 'balanced' team. Other mentions of lower league players he plucked from obscurity will have done little to dis-quell the increased levels of anxiety felt, it appears as if one of the prime considerations in reappointing David Moyes was that he could act as an efficient asset stripper!

Could the sole reason for picking David Moyes ahead of other possibly more promising managers be that he was brought in to do a 'hatchet job', and sell off the club's crown jewels?

The rumours are the club will ask £90 Million for Rice, but accept £80 Million, an astonishing amount of money for such a young and relatively inexperienced player, but he will have plenty of suitors, particularly from UK based clubs, with the likes of both Manchester clubs interested in the young England full international. There will be substantial interest from Europe as well, but it is highly unlikely that his management company would sanction such a move so early on in his career.

Either way, if Moyes is still in charge at the beginning of next season, then Declan Rice will almost undoubtedly have left for pastures new! - Ed

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Dicks is the man's picture

80 mill? Makes no difference who the manager is the board will grab it

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moore2come's picture

They certainly will and make sure they pocket the lion's share rather than reinvest considering the feelings from the fans towards them.

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Doesn't make any sense ,when did moyes become the expert in the transfer market ,imo it's pretty straight forward ,if we go south he's gone if we stay up he stays

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Its sad really,as Rice is the one we need to keep,the likes of Sir Trev being a one man club didnt go anywhere,but in todays football climate,i suppose he would have to go with that sort of money,but its really getting me why we are in this position,and we have all banged the drum of leaving the Boleyn to progress,but we have got worse no doubt about it,WE SHOULDNT BE IN THIS POSITION,i could get fucking nasty about all this,cant wait to get there for the Saints game,will be interesting if we lose,even more so if we have been totally humiliated at City and the Scousers.

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I think for them its all about getting something back for their investment before they are forced out ,Rice would do nicely, + the book that their writing at the moment " how to fuck up a great football club in 5 easy lessons "

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Its not worth it Essex!!;)

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Lol 65!!!!!,your knowing me oh too well,i will just have to get pissed again lol.

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Its easier!!

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nevillenixon's picture

There is less shit floating in the canal than there is in the Boardroom!

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Your right there Nev lol!!!!!

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Nice 1 Nev

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Maybe that will give Rice the incentive to want to stay hopefully. Then again if they get what they want then it won’t matter what he wants.

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When Rice signed his new contract at the end of last season it was on the understanding that we would be challenging for European qualification not involved in yet another relegation dogfight. The club(board) have not lived up to their end of the bargain so, in my opinion Rice owes them nothing. This is not the sixties or even the nineties the lad needs to look out for number one and though it pains me to say it, that is not playing second rate football at a third rate club.

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