West Ham Fans Start GoFundMe Page To Raise £2 Million For Declan Rice’s New Contract
West Ham supporters have taken drastic actions to try and tie down star player Declan Rice - by starting an online fundraising page to help fund a new contract for the holding midfielder.
The 19-year-old has established himself as one of the Hammers' most important players this season, as well as one of the most promising young players in the Premier League.
But talks over a new deal between the player and club hierarchy have stalled in recent weeks.
According to the Evening Standard, Rice wants £40,000 per-week, whilst West Ham are refusing to budge from their latest offer, which stands at a basic wage of £21,000, plus bonuses.
Sadly for the lads behind the project, it's yet to yield a single donation.
He's been linked to Chelsea in recent weeks, but where do you think Rice's future lies?
what a win & what a game to play in! Much needed 3 points.. thought the boys were excellent. We push again at Huddersfield next week:muscle::heart:. #COYI- Declan Rice (@_DeclanRice) November 3, 2018
Greg Richardson, who created the page, wrote: "Declan Rice reportedly wants a 40k contract. That's about £2 mill a year.
"The board are dragging their heels. Let's raise the funds to pay for the first year of the contract our future captain desires. #coyi"
The page, which was posted nearly 24 hours ago, is yet to raise a single penny and has received mixed reactions, one user called Daystar said: "This is a good idea but what if he doesn't play well and he wants himself away from the club."
West Ham fans have set up a Funding page to pay for Declan Rice's new contract...- ShotOnGoal (@shotongoal247) November 5, 2018
Safe to say, it has no donations :joy: pic.twitter.com/PKEqdFgNvH
While another person called Michael, added: "Wait, so help pay a professional footballer his first year of 40k-a-week wages with our (most of our) well under 40k-a-year wages? Are you on crack!? Has some perspective pal! #coyi"
You can find the GoFundMe page here
Meanwhile, Rice is still undecided who he will represent at international level, the youngster qualifiers for both the Republic of Ireland and England and despite having already played friendlies for Martin O'Neill's side it is suggested he is set to choose England.