West Ham United has started the season in a decent fashion. Not only in the Premier League, but they have made good progress in the Europa League as well. Under David Moyes, the hammers have found their lost identity and they are planning to build on this. Besides Moyes, Declan Rice is another integral part of this West Ham squad. The midfielder is highly valued across Europe and there’s a lot of talks going on about his possible transfer to any of the European biggie. His performance in the Euro 2020 was also highly praised and that is the reason for his growing net worth. Let’s take a look at his numbers
Declan Rice: Early Life
Born on 14 January 1999, in Greater London, Rice started his football development from a young age. He joined the Chelsea youth academy in 2006 as a 7-year-old. However, he was released by the Blues’ academy in 2014 and he joined the West ham United academy. As he was born and brought up in London, shifting from one academy to another didn’t affect him that much. He was quite dedicated to the Hammers academy. After coming through the ranks in the academy he signed his professional contract for them in just a year.
Life as West Ham starter:
In 2015, Rice was recognized by the first-team squad. They were really impressed by his captaincy on the u-23 side. As a result in 2016-17, he made his Premier League debut for them. His playing profile was similar to another West Ham legend Michael Carrick. At a young age, he is quite the backbone of the team which is a bonus in his game. On 28 December 2018, Rice signed a new contract until 2024 with the option of an additional year. Rice was named on the shortlist for the PFA Young Player of The Year award, which was eventually given to Rice’s England teammate Raheem Sterling. Gradually his net worth also grew quite high. According to Transfermarkt his current market value stands at a whopping €70million. Declan Rice signed a 5 year / £780,000 contract with the West Ham United F.C., including an annual average salary of £156,000. His net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.
Both Chelsea and Manchester United are very much interested in the midfielder. They have made attempts to sign the midfielder previously and according to rumors, they will try again. As of now, Rice is having a really good time at West Ham United and he is planning to take his game to the next level.