West Ham set to offer new contract to Declan Rice
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 25/04/18 12:21pm
West Ham are poised to offer defender Declan Rice a new long-term contract, according to Sky sources.
The new deal intends to recognise the development made by the 19-year-old centre-back in the past year, which has seen him become a regular in the first-team squad.
Rice has one year remaining on his current contract at the London Stadium, although West Ham have the option to extend the existing deal by a further year.
He has featured 27 times for the Hammers so far this season and made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in March.
Rice had previously made his first-team debut for West Ham on the final day of the 2016/17 Premier League season, coming on as an 89th-minute substitute in the 2-1 win at Burnley.
He was named West Ham's young player of the year for 2017 after captaining the club's U23 side to promotion to the Premier League 2.