West Ham United will offer youngster Declan Rice a new-and-improved contract that will see the teenager’s current wages doubled, according to The Mirror.
The Hammers starlet has broken into the London Stadium outfit’s first-team squad this season and continues to impress when given an opportunity to play.
Rice has been involved in 12 Premier League games so far this season and came off the West Ham bench late in the 4-1 win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
Capable of playing at centre-half or in midfield, the 18-year-old’s versatility has been a real boost for David Moyes’ men this term.
Rice has leapfrogged the likes of Reece Oxford, Josh Cullen and Reece Burke as the West Ham youth product to make an impact in the first team and looks set to be an important man for club and country as he matures.
The Mirror state that Moyes has been impressed with the Irish teenager’s contribution since taking over at the Hammers and wants the youngster to commit his long-term future to the club.
West Ham reportedly pay Rice £10,000 per week currently, with his contract expiring next year – as such, extending his terms will ward off any potential suitors.
The 18-year-old has already represented the Republic of Ireland at under-21 level.
West Ham’s win at Huddersfield has moved the Hammers up to 11th place in the Premier League standings, with the London side unbeaten in their last four games under Moyes.