The players aged 19 and under who have played more Premier League minutes than anyone else, including Declan Rice and Trent Alexander-Arnold
West Ham United’s owners need to get their act together and sort 19-year-old Rice out with a new contract, according to talkSPORT’s Danny Murphy
West Ham United’s owners need to get their act together and sort Declan Rice out with a new contract, according to talkSPORT’s Danny Murphy.
The 19-year-old has been one of the club’s better performers this season, but has a year left on his current deal, which is thought to currently earn him around £3,000-a-week.
It is understood his bosses are prepared to offer the defender £15,000-a-week and former England midfielder Danny Murphy said: “Declan Rice has all the attributes to play for England, no doubt about that, and he’ll have a long career in the Premier League.”
“He’s at a good club where he’s playing every week, but I’m amazed West Ham haven’t got him a new contract sorted.
“He’s only got next year left and he’s still on a young man’s contract, playing in the Premier League and dealing with the likes of Eden Hazard.
“Why haven’t they sorted it? This lad hasn’t just come into the first team, he’s been around since last season.”
And so here, talkSPORT.com looks at how Rice compares to other players, who were 19 years old or under at the start of last the last campaign, for minutes played in the top flight.
1. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
2. Tom Davies (Everton)
3. Declan Rice (West Ham)
4. Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Fulham, on loan from Man United)
5. Marcus Rashford (Man United)
6. Sam Field (West Brom)
7. Tammy Abraham (Swansea, on loan from Chelsea)
8. Thomas Edwards (Stoke City)
9. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham)
10. Matteo Gunedouzi (Arsenal)