The Hammers are ready to offer the teenager £15,000-per-week, a massive increment compared to his current £3,000 wages.
However, it’s believed the London Stadium club reckon the deal could be an incentivized one, having seen the progress of Reece Oxford stall after handing him a massive £20,000-per-week deal following his breakthrough some three years ago.
Since then, the 19-year-old defender has failed to impress on loans at Reading and Borussia Monchengladbach, and he is currently with West Ham’s youth side, with his quality deemed not good enough for the senior side.
Rice has had a similar rise, getting named as the club’s Young Player of the Year for the last two seasons after going on to impress since his debut last year.
It remains to be seen if West Ham will agree to the 19-year-old’s demands, but he surely is worthy of every penny of a £30,000-per-week deal, and there is no need denying him his deserved reward because of Oxford’s shortcomings.