ENGLAND star Declan Rice hinted at an imminent West Ham exit after admitting he is “100 per cent” hungry to win titles.
And Hammers fans are now convinced he is on his way out with some of the Premier League’s biggest hitters, such as Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea keeping tabs.
The midfielder’s stock continues to rise in the 2022 World Cup as he is among the Three Lions’ standout performers that have helped Gareth Southgate’s side reach the Last 16.
And the 23-year-old has admitted winning titles has become a top priority as “you only get one career”.
His hunger for trophies has increased while playing with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson and Mason Mount, who have won Premier League and Champions League titles.
That has opened the door wide to United, City, Chelsea and other suitors.
Rice said during England’s press conference when asked is he is hungry to win titles on club level: “Yeah, 100 per cent. For the last two or three years I’ve been saying that.
“I’ve been consistently playing well for my club. I want to win trophies for my club.
“You only get one career and you want to look back at what you’ve won and play in the biggest games. I am really ambitious and I want that.”
And West Ham fans are now convinced Rice is going to leave the club.
One supporter tweeted: “Yep, I can’t see Declan Rice staying at West Ham…”
Another posted: “Fair enough we’re s***e and he deserves better.”
A third wrote: “As long its not Chelsea or Man U or even Liverpool. Happy with Man C.”
This fan said: “I’d love him to stay forever, but the reality is, he’s too good for us and deserves to be winning everything. It’ll be a sad day, but no complaints.”
And that one tweeted: “We all knew it was coming. Unfortunately @WestHam haven’t built around him well enough.
“The days of the completely loyal footballer are long gone. Noble was the last of this breed. Good luck @_DeclanRice , it’s been an absolute pleasure.”