Marco Verrati sends message to £80M star amid latest Chelsea links – ‘he’s heading for top side’

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Italian International Marco Verratti believes Arsenal and CHELSEA transfer Declan Rice ‘will end up at a top side’

Rice has established himself as one of the Premier League’s top midfielders after making his breakthrough at West Ham and he is heavily tipped to depart the club at the end of the current season.

the Hammers are currently in a relegation battle that Rice will be hoping to get away from in the coming weeks – but he is a Champions League player that needs to be competing at the very top of the game – rather than at the bottom

Both Arsenal and Chelsea are heavily linked with a transfer move for the player – and it is widely believed that they are both ready to pay that massive £80 million asking price in order to try and get a transfer deal done and dusted

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Now – amid the speculation – Italian international Verratti has opened up and claimed that he believes that Declan Rice will end up at a top club – When asked for his thoughts on Rice ahead of England’s clash with Italy, Verratti said: ‘I really like him as a player.

‘He provides great balance and shape to the team, and he’s got wonderful physical attributes.

‘He really helps his team out a lot. He’s a No.6, a defensive midfielder that England really need.

‘I’m sure that he will end up at a top side because I’ve played against him many times, he never gives up, he’s got a wonderful attitude, and he’s still very young so he’s got a huge room for improvement.’

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Rice is a top-class player that should be playing at the top of the game – so West Ham fans will not hate him too much when he does officially depart the club.

Although they may be hoping that he does not join a rival LONDON club.