Declan Rice was told by West Ham “worth more” than Harry Kane – £100m price-tag not enough


Declan Rice ‘worth more’ than struggling striker Harry Kane and his £100million price tag is not enough for the youngster, according to Trevor Sinclair.

The West Ham star is enjoying a phenomenal season, following his exploits during England’s impressive Euro 2020 campaign.

David Moyes’ campaign has been his beating heart. His side won four and drew two of their eight opening league games, while the Hammers are undefeated in all their Europa League games.

Kane, however, only just picked up his first goal for Tottenham in the Premier League last weekend, scoring as the Lilywhites beat Newcastle 3-2 at St James’ Park.

Declan Rice of West Ham United celebrates after scoring their sides first goal during the UEFA Europa League group H match between West Ham United and Rapid Wien
Declan Rice is West Ham’s standout performer this season

The striker has scored seven goals so far in 11 games, but five of those goals were against opponents in the Europa Conference League.

As such, former Manchester City and England midfielder Trevor Sinclar believes that Rice’s value is now superior to Kane – while their respective price tags aren’t reflective of their current ability.

When asked about the pair on talkSPORT, Sinclair said: “It’s a tough one. I think West Ham were talking about £100 for Rice over the summer. I think he’s enriched his performances this season so much that he’ll be worth than he was last summer.

“He’s been outstanding. He was outstanding against Doucoure, who had run Man United to smithereens at Old Trafford. Doucoure couldn’t get near Declan Rice.

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Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with Harry Kane after scoring their side's third goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane scored against Newcastle his first goal in the Premier League

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“It was one of the most thorough performances I’ve seen for a long time, against Everton. So I would probably edge towards Declan.

“He’s a baby, 22 years, old, a captain of West Ham, and so valuable to the club at the moment. And if you look at Harry Kane, I know he scored his first Premier League goal last week but in general, he’s not been on it and I always thought he was worth too much money when they started to quote £125millllion-£150milllion anyway, so I would go with Declan Rice.”

Kane was involved in a long, drawn-out transfer saga with Man City over the summer, in which Spurs reportedly turned down a £100m-plus offer for the star; while Rice was subject of interest by Chelsea over the same window- but the Irons valued the midfielder over £100m.

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