Following West Ham’s annual awards evening last night, the club’s on-field captain capped off a wonderful season by scooping the top prize.
After supporters voted for their Hammer of the Year, Rice finished above the likes of Jarrod Bowen, Michail Antonio and Craig Dawson to win the award, making him a two-time winner after previously claiming the title in the 2019/20 season.
We have seen a massive improvement in Jarrod Bowen this season, after scoring 16 goals and gaining 13 assists in all competitions, but Rice just pipped his teammate to the prize.
The England international has been emphatic in claret and blue this year, leading the team to a Europa League semi-final and a potential top-six spot.
As well as his excellent defensive performances on the pitch, the 23-year-old has managed to notch five goals and four assists in all competitions during this campaign.
His consistent, solid displays for the Hammers has attracted a large amount of attention from rival clubs, including the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United.
However, his heart-felt speech after claiming his award on Monday night, suggests that he has no intention to leave this summer.
Hopefully, West Ham fans can enjoy at least one more year with Declan Rice. With another European campaign expected, the Hammers are going to need his services if they want to build on the success that they have had this season.