Frank Leboeuf believes Chelsea should buy Declan Rice from London rivals West Ham United during the summer transfer season.
Declan Rice would be an excellent addition to the Blues, according to the Chelsea and France greats.
The pundit points out that the Blues let Rice leave when he was a youngster in 2014, and believes that the former Premier League and UEFA Champions League winners can make amends by bringing him back to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea has been instructed to buy Declan Rice from West Ham United.
“Chelsea must try to sign Declan Rice,” Leboeuf remarked on Si & Dan Talk Chelsea, as relayed by ASBTF. People have the right to make mistakes, and Chelsea made one when she let him leave when he was younger. Rice is a terrific player; he’s powerful, clever, technically good, physically a monster, and tactically he can be extremely valuable. “It would be a big change if Chelsea signed him because, for the first time in a long time, we’d have someone very strong in the middle of the park.”
Summer transfer is really difficult.
In our opinion, Chelsea would have a difficult time signing Declan Rice from West Ham United during the summer transfer window.
A variety of variables would prevent the former Premier League and UEFA Champions League winners from agreeing to a deal.
First and foremost, West Ham wants £120 million for the 24-year-old (Sky Sports).
Due to FFP difficulties and the need to sell some of their players first, Chelsea cannot afford to invest that much money in a single player.
Arsenal is said to be dominating the fight for Rice, and it appears that the Gunners aim to sign the England international midfielder shortly.
No one can deny Rice’s talent, but the question is whether Chelsea needs another player of his kind.
N’Golo Kante is negotiating a new contract with Chelsea, while Enzo Fernandez joined the Blues in the January transfer window and is expected to improve.
In the middle of the park, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mateo Kovacic, and Carney Chukwuemeka are all possible alternatives.
Yes, Rice would be an excellent signing for Chelsea, but we do not believe a move this summer is likely.