Roy Keane has spoken out about Manchester United’s transfer target Declan Rice.
United came from behind last night to knock West Ham and Rice out of the FA Cup, and before the game Keane was asked about the midfielder.
As reported in Caught Offside, Keane gave a harsh assessment of the Englishman’s form this season.
Rice has been consistently linked with leaving West Ham, and it is believed that United are interested in signing him.
However, Keane says the 24-year-old’s form has stalled this season and he’s not sure if he represents value for money at the moment.
“I don’t think he’s been great this season, I really don’t think. I think he really didn’t kick. Despite all the talk about him, a lot of good PR from West Ham about how much he’s worth, I think he needs to do a lot more.” he said.
Keane then chose two obvious areas for Rice that he felt should improve his game.
“Doesn’t score enough goals, doesn’t make enough assists.” he said.
Rice is likely to leave West Ham at the end of the season, as the club has not previously offered teams to switch to the Englishman.
It is believed that West Ham will continue to claim a substantial fee for a player who has passed the way at the club.
Without a doubt, Rice is capable of improving any midfield in the division, but Keane’s assessment will make fans think about whether there are cheaper alternatives on the market.
If United had really decided that Rice was their man, they would have faced stiff competition for his signature with Chelsea and Arsenal closely linked with the midfielder.