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Declan Rice opens up about his future, says he’s ready to leave club

The English midfielder has all but confirmed that he wants to leave Westham if it means him getting the opportunity to play in the Champions League.

Since joining the west London club as a teenager from the Chelsea academy in 2014, the midfielder has risen through the ranks and earned his place in the Three Lions side.

Rice, 23, has spoken out about his desire to compete on the big stage of club football as his England teammates already do. The player has been extensively connected with high-profile moves to premier league clubs Manchester United and Chelsea, as well as most recently Liverpool.

Over the summer, rumours had suggested that he would agree to an offer, but he ultimately stayed put despite interest from top clubs.

Speaking to the media in Qatar as confirmed by 90mins, Rice has welcomed the idea of playing in the Champions League and would be open to a move if a top club approaches him.

“I’ve been playing consistently well for the club. I feel like I really wanna keep pushing.

“I see my friends here, who are playing Champions League, winning the big trophies. You only get one career.

“At the end of your career, you want to look back at what you’ve won and the biggest games you’ve played in. I’m really ambitious, and I really want to do that.”

With West Ham in no position to qualify for the Champions League, currently 16th in the Premier League, it seems all but certain that he’ll leave. He has made 215 senior appearances for the club, scoring 11 times during that run.

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