West Ham midfielder Declan Rice could be worth up to £80 million to the Hammers this summer, according to Frank McAvennie.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Jason Jones, the former Irons striker argued that the 21-year-old should be viewed in the same bracket as England teammate Harry Maguire.
The centre-back cost Manchester United around £78 million when he made the move from Leicester City last summer.
A recent report from The Times suggested that Chelsea have made a bid of around £50 million for Rice, while Football Insider has been told the Blues are offering three of their senior players in part-exchange for the Irons prize asset.
And McAvennie believes that is a fair valuation of the player.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “You’re talking about £80 million for Harry Maguire.
“I think that if he’s worth that then West Ham will be thinking that Declan’s worth somewhere between £60-80 million.
“But listen, the owners will have a figure in mind, and I think it’s the same with every club, if someone matches that, they will sell him. Every club is a selling club now, especially with the pandemic and no money coming in from supporters.
“They’ll have a price, and if it’s met, he’ll be on his way – if he wants to, that is. It’s down to the player as well.”
Rice has established himself as a key member of West Ham’s squad in recent seasons, and played in all 38 of the Hammers’ Premier League matches last term.
He has also become a regular in Gareth Southgate’s England setup, and has won seven caps since switching his international allegiance from the Republic of Ireland in 2019.
In other West Ham news, Moyes has made a U-turn over signing 27-times England international.