A West Ham United insider has suggested he has been told that there is nothing to worry about with regards to the ongoing saga over a new contract to Declan Rice.

Twitter user ‘ExWHUEmployee’ has revealed that Hammers co-owner David Gold has told him not to worry, despite further delays to any news.

Rice is extremely well thought of at the London Stadium but he is out of contract in the summer, and as yet there is no official indication that the youngster is ready to sign an extension to keep him at West Ham.

Naturally with no news forthcoming, Hammers fans are beginning to get more and more concerned over the situation, especially with the central midfielder, who can also play at centre-half, impressing so much in the side presently.

Rice has caught the eye of many with his mature performances in the centre of the park this season, displays which defy his relative inexperience at Premier League level.

Talks are said to have taken place between the club and the 19-year-old over a contract extension, but he is believed to have turned down an initial offer of £21,000 per week, and no news of a second offer has been forthcoming as yet.

That got the West Ham insider concerned enough to test the waters with Gold on Twitter, and he provided details of the response that he received.

“I messaged David Gold on Twitter, and I basically said to him – because he randomly follows me – I basically said: ‘What are we playing at?’. He just said: ‘Don’t worry, it’s all under control.’ He told the West Ham Way podcast.

While this latest development will ease the concerns of the Hammers faithful initially, they will only truly stop worrying about the situation when it is announced that the youngster has officially signed on the dotted line of a new contract.


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