Frank McAvennie has recognized the ‘very best alternative’ for Declan Rice if West Ham can not preserve maintain of their star midfielder.
The academy graduate initially burst onto the scene in his most well-liked place of centre-half however, after a positional swap by former West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini, he’s now one of many most interesting holding midfielders within the nation.
At West Ham, Rice is allowed to specific himself and take the ball out from midfield underneath David Moyes and even managed to attain a 30-yard screamer in opposition to Watford final season.
Given his meteoric rise and flexibility, it’s maybe no shock to see Chelsea involved in their former academy graduate who scored his first England purpose on Wednesday night.
And McAvennie, who received the hearts of Hammers followers up entrance alongside Tony Cottee at Upton Park, believes Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson is the right man to switch West Ham’s No.41 if he does go away.
Talking to Soccer Insider, he stated: “I believe Lewis Ferguson will go to the Premier League. I believe Lewis may fill his house. It’s like for like. He’s a younger, energetic participant who retains the ball properly, can sort out and he can get ahead and rating targets.
LEWIS FERGUSON SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP STATS – 2020/21
- Age: 21
- Positions: Midfielder
- Appearances: 12
- Objectives: 8
- Assists: 2
- Tackles (per 90): 1.8
- Interceptions (per 90): 1.7
- Move Success fee: 81%
“I don’t need Declan to depart however I’d not be aggravated if Lewis Ferguson took his place. I’d like to see him at West Ham as a result of he’s a unbelievable participant.
“I don’t need Declan Rice to depart but when he was I believe Ferguson can be the perfect alternative for him. There was a lot discuss Declan and if he was to go I believe the boy Ferguson is prepared for the Premier League.
“He’s solely younger and he is an effective, tidy participant. It’s an eye-opener going to England however it could solely profit him.”