‘Overrated and overpriced’ Declan Rice ‘bigged up by Moyes for transfer fee’

Manchester United icon Dwight Yorke has claimed that Declan Rice is 'overrated' – and he's only 'bigged up' by David Moyes for his transfer fee.

Yorke, who was part of United's 1999 treble winners, also suggested that Rice only gets the attention he does because he's English. The striker told OLBG: "Declan Rice is overrated – he’s not what people make him out to be.

"David Moyes has said Declan Rice would break the transfer record because he's seen how much Chelsea have signed Enzo Fernandez for. Rice is an English product so Moyes has to big him up, you can't let all the foreigners come and take the limelight!

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"Rice is a good player but he does not influence the game enough at a top level for me, I would not say he is as tremendous as everyone makes him out to be.

"With the market, we're in, Rice will have a similar fee to Fernandez, we've seen prices like that on English players like Jack Grealish."

Fernandez smashed the British record last month, when he completed a last-minute switch to Chelsea on Transfer Deadline Day to the tune of £106million.

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Currently, Grealish holds the record for the most expensive British transfer – when he swapped Aston Villa for Manchester City at the cost of £100million for the reigning champions.

West Ham have already reportedly commanded a fee north of the £100million mark.


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