Gabriel Agbonlahor urges Liverpool to sign Declan Rice

Former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor urges Liverpool to push for the signatures of Declan Rice.

While speaking on talkSPORT Edge, Gabriel Agbonlahor said that Declan Rice will be a perfect fit at Liverpool. He has urged the club to sign the West Ham United defensive midfielder in the summer. Agbonlahor believes that the Merseyside club’s midfield needs an overhaul.

The former Aston Villa striker wants Liverpool to push for the services of Rice. He feels that no other club in the Premier League needs the West Ham skipper as much as Klopp’s men do. Manchester City already have two defensive midfielders, Manchester United have recently signed Casemiro and Agbonlahor doesn’t see Enzo Fernandez and Declan Rice fit together at Chelsea.

Apart from Liverpool, Arsenal is the only club that is a good fit for Rice according to Agbonlahor. The 24-year-old midfielder is a highly sought-after player. A lot of clubs across Europe are interested in having him at their disposal. And, it will be interesting to see who comes out on top in the summer.

Rice joined West Ham United almost a decade back from Chelsea. He has gone up the ranks at West Ham and has turned into an exceptional player. The England international is a leader on the pitch and is amongst the best defensive midfielders in the world.

He has played in over 200 matches for the Hammers. In the ongoing season, he has made 27 appearances. Rice is an incredibly talented midfielder who can help out the defenders and initiate attacks with his ball-distribution skills.

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The 24-year-old midfielder’s contract at West Ham ends in the summer of 2024 but the club has the option to extend it by a year. However, it looks unlikely that he will stay at the London-based club for another year. A departure in the summer is the most likely outcome at this stage.

While talking about potential destinations for Rice, the pundit said, “I think Liverpool is the club that will suit him the most and who need him the most.” He further added, “Liverpool’s midfield can all be thrown away and they need three new midfielders, Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham and one more.”

Gabriel Agbonlahor made it pretty clear that Liverpool is an ideal destination for the 24-year-old. He believes that it will be in the best interest of both the player and the club. But, it will be interesting to see if the Merseyside club can manage to sign him in the summer.

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