Joe Cole compares Declan Rice to Steven Gerrard as the expert praises the West Ham star and insists ‘the sky is the limit’ for the fit midfielder.
- Joe Cole has compared West Ham midfielder Declan Rice to Steven Gerrard
- Rice, 22, has impressed the Hammers over the past year.
- His form has seen him linked to mega-money moves to United and Chelsea.
- Television expert Cole believes ‘the sky is the limit’ for England international
Joe Cole has compared Declan Rice to Steven Gerrard, as the former Chelsea star became the latest insider to praise the West Ham star’s displays by insisting that “the sky is the limit” for the midfielder.
Rice, 22, has gone from strength to strength for the Hammers over the past 12 months and has led David Moyes’ team charge in the Premier League table, where he ranks third after 11 league games. .
This week, Spurs legend Glenn Hoddle claimed that Rice is currently the best player in the top flight, and former Irons star Cole has echoed his fellow expert’s sentiments.
Joe Cole has compared Declan Rice (R) to Steven Gerrard (L) while praising the star.
West Ham captain Rice has become a crucial member of the West Ham and England teams.
‘If Glenn said [Rice is the best player in the league], so it’s true, ‘Cole said. talkSPORT. He is the God.
‘I’ve seen Declan develop over the years. He’s a bit like, and I don’t want to put this kind of pressure on him, but he’s a bit like Stevie G. [Gerrard] developed in Liverpool, where he kept adding things to his game and adding things, and adding things. ‘
Cole believes Rice’s ability to make the roster has taken his game to another level, and “the sky’s the limit” for the England international.
“Declan added goals to his game now by breaking from midfield with that power, and he’s hitting it and scoring goals.”
Former Hammers star Cole said ‘the sky’s the limit’ for the West Ham and England star
West Ham believes it can build for the future with Rice and will not accept any offers
“The sky is the limit for the boy, he really is a first-rate player.”
Rice’s future has been subject to intense speculation in recent months, with Chelsea and Manchester United reportedly interested in the more than £ 100 million worth of midfielder.
The Hammers, however, believe they can transform into a ‘real force’ in the Premier League if they keep their star man, with reports suggesting that they will not accept any offers for the midfielder.
West Ham intends to build their future around the 22-year-old and they feel they can regularly challenge Europe with him on their side, states a report from The Sun.