‘He’s 100 per cent ready to move to the next level’ – Danny Murphy tells player to join Manchester United in the summer

Danny Murphy has told Declan Rice he ‘has to leave’ West Ham this summer amid interest from Manchester United.

Premier League rivals Chelsea and Arsenal are also interested in signing the West Ham midfielder.

“Declan Rice has to leave West Ham,” former Premier League midfielder Murphy told the Daily Mail.

“Ideally he would have gone last summer because it’s been hard for him to maintain his best form in a team that doesn’t keep the ball or boss games as well as others.

“He’s 100 per cent ready to move to the next level and at 24 won’t want to wait any longer for Champions League football.

“Arsenal would be a great option and I think he’d be an automatic starter. The lure of Chelsea is also strong, having grown up supporting the club and playing in their academy.”