Rice reveals weird motive for No41 shirt quantity as Arsenal eye summer time switch


WEST HAM midfielder Declan Rice plans to stay with the No41 shirt all through his profession.

That’s regardless of it being randomly handed to him when he was within the Hammers’ academy.


Declan Rice has made the No41 shirt his personal at West HamCredit score: Getty

The England worldwide, 24, is being closely linked with a transfer to Arsenal, Chelsea or Manchester United in the summertime.

However he’s anticipated to stay the No41 wherever he finally ends up on the finish of the season.

Final 12 months, in an interview with Gary Neville on The Overlap, he mentioned: “It was simply the quantity I used to be given within the academy by the kitman.

“When you find yourself within the Underneath-23s there are the primary staff squad numbers after which it will get to the upper numbers and I used to be given 41 once I went to Seattle on my first journey with the first-team. I used to be simply given 41 and it has stayed with me since.

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“And to be sincere with you – I’ve been having these conversations with my dad – no matter what occurs in my profession I could stick with 41.

“I simply assume Rice 41 has a pleasant ring to it and clearly I’ve grown up taking part in in it and I’m a bit superstitious with issues like that.

“I do not know if I alter to a brand new quantity if it’ll hamper my performances, I do not know!

“Sometimes I think about things like that.”


When quizzed on whether or not the No7 would go well with him, he then added: “Seven canine? Nah, not seven canine, no manner.

“Either four or six, I think those are the standard numbers.”

Rice has been valued at £80m, with Arsenal hoping to fend off curiosity from Chelsea and Man Utd.

He hinted in the course of the World Cup that his time at West Ham may very well be up.

When requested if he’s hungry to win titles at membership degree, he mentioned: “Yeah, 100 per cent. For the final two or three years I have been saying that.

“I have been constantly taking part in nicely for my membership. I need to win trophies for my membership.

“You solely get one profession and also you need to look again at what you have gained and play within the greatest video games.

“I am really ambitious and I want that.”

Supply hyperlink – thesun.co.uk

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