‘So, so good’: Jack Grealish raves about £130m player Chelsea reportedly want to sign
Jack Grealish has claimed in an interview with AC Momento that Declan Rice is almost impossible to get past.
The West Ham United man is strongly linked with a move to Chelsea in the region of £130m.
The pair are currently representing England at the World Cup in Qatar. Rice has started every game for the nation so far.
England were under pressure to recover from a dismal 0-0 draw against USA, where Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic was the star of the show.
They certainly achieved this, with a second half rout of Wales seeing them top the group after a 3-0 win.
Grealish has now claimed that they are certainly a stronger unit as a result of Rice being in the squad, with him waxing lyrical over his abilities.
Grealish praises Rice
He said: “Dec, I’ve played with him – and against him – for years now. But when I played with him… The way he reads the game, for someone so young, it’s like he’s been around forever. To go past him is so difficult, honestly.
“And I don’t say that about a lot of people. I’d back myself against anyone – I’d back myself against him too, obviously – but whether it’s in training or a game, the way he uses his body… He’s so smart, so big and strong. He’s so, so good.”
Chelsea have been linked with a move for Rice for a number of years now, with his history with the club well-documented.
Fans may be hoping his relationship with Mason Mount can help convince him to choose the Blues when he inevitably has to choose which bigger club he looks to move to.
With a potential midfield exodus on the cards at Stamford Bridge, they will need someone of the quality of Rice to ensure standards don’t drop if N’golo Kante or Jorginho leave.