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Declan Rice Transfer News - Manchester United fighting it out with cross city rivals

England International tipped to be departing West Ham
West Ham's Declan Rice reportedly close to a move to Manchester (Getty Images)

Declan Rice will be playing in Manchester sooner rather than later according to the odds on offer at Marathon Bet. Whether that's for Man Utd or Man City is anyone's guess, but there is money to be made if you can make the correct prediction.

Declan Rice has risen rapidly at West Ham where he broke into the first team in the 2018-19 season and earned his first cap for England. The 20-year-old was voted West Ham United Young Player of the Year in 2016-17 and 2017-18 and has seen his value rise to approximately €50 million.

Declan Rice transfer rumours and speculation has gone into overdrive in recent months with the Hammers resigned to losing one of their most promising assets. Rice can play in defence or defensive midfield with his versatility a real asset.

Declan Rice Club After Summer Transfer Window Betting Odds


Manchester United are favourites to sign Declan Rice at Marathon Bet but it's a close call with rivals Manchester City. All of the top Premier League clubs are understandably looking at Rice while a move overseas is also a possibility with Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

Man Utd are apparently considering a £70 million bid to sign Rice in the January transfer window so a deal could happen shortly. Man City are in desperate need of defenders and have the financial clout to match their cross city rivals.

Odds from Marathon Bet and correct on 16 October 2019:

ClubOdds
Man Utd
2.50
Man City
3.50
Chelsea
8.00
Liverpool
10.00
Bayern Munich
15.00
Tottenham
15.00
Arsenal
15.00
Real Madrid
15.00
Source: Marathon Bet

Declan Rice Profile


Declan Rice was born on 14 January 1999 in Kingston upon Thames in London, England. He spent his formative footballing years at the Chelsea academy before he was released and switched to West Ham United's academy.

Rice was eligible to play for Ireland through his grandparents being born in Cork. He represented Republic of Ireland U17 and made his senior debut for the Republic of Ireland on 23 March 2018.

Declan Rice considered switching to play for England and on 13 February 2019 pledged his future to the Three Lions. He made his England debut on 22 March 2019 against the Czech Republic at Wembley Stadium.

Declan Rice is a strong, powerful and fast player that is dominant in the air and a great tackler. His positioning, composure and reading of the game are all at very high levels.

Who is Declan Rice?

Declan Rice is an English professional football player.

How tall is Declan Rice?

Declan Rice is 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m).

What position does Declan Rice play?

Declan Rice can play as a centre back or defensive midfielder.

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