West Ham have agreed on a new deal with Declan Rice.
The 19-year-old has signed a long term contract which will keep him at the club until 2024.
Rice was linked with a move away from the club earlier in the season and the Hammers fans will be delighted to see that he has committed his future to the club.
Initially, the two parties struggled to reach an agreement due to the player’s demands but it seems that West Ham have decided to secure his services for the long run.
The midfielder has been outstanding for Manuel Pellegrini’s side this season and he is key to West Ham’s present and future.
Holding on to his services was a priority for the club and they have managed to get it over the line.
Rice is already a very good player for West Ham and he is likely to develop into a Premier League star in future. He is the best young talent at the club by some distance.
West Ham fans could not hide their joy after the announcement and some of them took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the matter.
Here are some of the reactions.
Just watched his video …. ? welling up ! ??
That’s what we’re about, seeing our talented players come through & be good enough to play at this level.
Noble can be given praise for mentoring him I’m sure ⚒
— ⚒ DG ⚒ #IRONS (@D_G_00DYWHUFC) December 28, 2018
Best deal we’ve completed for a long time.
— Stephen Branch (@TwiggyBeeman) December 28, 2018
Best Christmas present ever
— San Pellegrini ™ (@PellegriniFC) December 28, 2018
Brilliant news pic.twitter.com/xRM8x0JNH2
— k.fordy (@k_fordy) December 28, 2018
Best news iv heard coming out of @WestHamUtd for years… this kid is a star… if I can dare to say it… the new Bobby Moore..
— seamus feehan (@sfeehan27) December 28, 2018
Credit to the board! I and a lot of others thought they were going to mess this up! But they’ve finally got it done and this guy will be future captain or our club and hopefully our country!!???????
— ScottsTips (@scotts_tips) December 28, 2018
Great to see the club finally getting things in order amidst the great run of form the team is in
— Will G (@_WillGeorges_) December 29, 2018