West Ham star left ‘irritated’ by recent events

According to FCB Inside (via SportBILD), West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice is feeling “irritated” by the recent instability at Bayern Munich and prioritizes “stability” above everything else, writes the SW.

The report suggests that Rice is having second thoughts about a potential move to Bayern Munich this summer due to the recent turbulent situation at the leadership level of the German club. After delivering consistently impressive performances in both the Premier League and European competitions this season, the West Ham star has become a highly sought-after player in the summer transfer market.

According to reports, Bayern Munich has recently joined the race to sign Declan Rice, showing serious intent in acquiring the player. Manager Thomas Tuchel and other members of the club’s management reportedly met with the midfielder in London last week.

However, it appears that Rice is closely monitoring the situation at Säbener Straße and Bayern will need to work on convincing him. SportBILD states that he is “irritated” by recent events at the German champions, particularly the departures of Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic from their respective roles as club director and sporting director.

Rice had previously been in contact with Salihamidzic, and the sudden change has not been well received by the player, who values stability. Bayern must act swiftly to demonstrate their continued interest in signing Rice from West Ham, with Tuchel playing a crucial role in this regard. Tuchel has made it clear that Rice is his “absolute favorite player.”

Collaborating with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Tuchel is involved in planning the transfer. However, there are “considerable doubts” about the feasibility of the deal, primarily due to West Ham’s demand of €100-120m for the English star. This is a significant fee, even for a club of Bayern’s stature. As of now, concrete negotiations with West Ham have yet to take place.