John Terry sends message to Rice over Chelsea transfer decision
Chelsea legend, John Terry, would love to see West Ham United’s Declan Rice back at Stamford Bridge.
Terry believes Rice will have ‘a decision to make’ about his future this summer unless West Ham invest heavily.
Rice has been heavily linked with a return to Chelsea.
He has established himself as one of the Premier League’s best midfielders, unavoidably leading to links with both Chelsea and Manchester United.
The England international was famously released from Chelsea’s academy in the past.
Asked if he might give Rice a little push about returning to Chelsea, Terry told Astro SuperSport: “I’m going to get in trouble here for what I say!
“You know what, Dec obviously loves Chelsea – I think everyone knows that.
“I think the rejection he had from Chelsea has really helped his career, actually. What he’s done at West Ham is pretty much incredible.
“We saw in the FA Cup [against Kidderminster Harriers in February] when he came on and scored, and again grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck.
“I think from Dec’s side of things, I think he has given everything to West Ham.
“And for me, looking from the outside, unless West Ham go and make a big statement in the summer and go and spend £100million plus and say, “We want to keep Dec and we want to bring in top players like you”, then I think he’s got a decision to make.
“I think if West Ham go and spend huge amounts of money, bring in top players, then I think it’s difficult for him to walk away.”
Asked if Rice would be a great addition to the current Chelsea team, Terry simply nodded his head in agreement and replied: “Incredible.”