Transfer Blow As Man United Target Pens New Contract

Manchester United have been dealt a transfer blow after defensive target Declan Rice signed a new long-term contract at his club.

Declan Rice is on the books of Premier League side West Ham United.

The 19-year-old has signed a contract extension with the Hammers to put an end to speculations about his long-term future with West Ham United.

Declan Rice has put pen to paper on a new West Ham United contract until the end of the 2023/24 season.

The young Englishman was initially involved in a contract standoff with West Ham United after he demanded more money (weekly wages).

Several top six sides in the Premier League were interested in signing him but he has decided to stay with the Hammers.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United wanted to sign Declan Rice who can either play as a defensive midfielder or as a central defender.

Rice was formerly a Chelsea player before he was released by the West London club at the age of 14.

He joined West Ham United on a free transfer afterwards and went on to rise through the ranks at the Olympic Stadium before making his Hammers debut last season.

Declan Rice is a mainstay of the West Ham United team now.

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