Born in Kingston Upon Thames on January 14th, 1999, Declan Rice upset the football odds by becoming a Premier League star despite being released by Chelsea, aged 14. 

Soon after, West Ham’s academy took a chance on the rangy midfielder, a decision they must now be extremely pleased about, with Rice their club captain and finest talent, as well as being an England regular.

Furthermore, the player reportedly now comes with a whopping £80m price tag. It is a lofty valuation designed to put off interested suitors. But so highly is the 24-year-old rated, it won’t deter them for long...

How Much Is Declan Rice Worth? 

Presently, Rice earns £62,000 a week with the Hammers, though a new contract worth almost quadruple that is on the table and just waiting to be signed. 

Still, going off his current salary, that equates to £3.2m a year, while it has been estimated elsewhere that his career earnings to this point adds up to £13m.

That figure incidentally, does not include hefty bonuses for goals scored and relegations avoided.

With David Moyes’ side very unlikely to endure the drop this season, according to our Premier League relegation odds, that means another nice sum is heading his way come May. 

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In addition to his earning power on the pitch, Rice has agreed to several lucrative commercial tie-ins with companies keen to be associated with a player whose popularity extends beyond West Ham’s fan-base.

He has an exclusive deal with Adidas, promoting them via his Instagram channel, and has previously appeared in advertisements for Sports Direct. 

Having invested wisely in property – including a sprawling pad in Chigwell, Essex that he shares with his long-term partner Lauren – Rice comfortably has a fortune in excess of £10m.  

Declan Rice Happy Hammer 

Growing up a Chelsea fan, Rice looked up to the Stamford Bridge superstars of that era, including Juan Sebastian Veron and his childhood hero Frank Lampard.

A decade on however, one of the best box-to-box midfielders in the country positively bleeds claret and blue.

Having forged a close relationship with the Hammers fan-base, Rice was the obvious choice to inherit the captain’s armband from club legend Mark Noble earlier this year and his influential and committed performances are admired by one and all at the London Stadium.

Twice he has been voted West Ham’s Young Player of the Year. Twice he has won their Player of the Year. 

Though there are continual links with both Manchester giants – as well as ironically Chelsea – he remains happy to be a Hammer, putting in weekly displays that has led to his manager describing him as a ‘great ambassador’ and ‘leader’. 

Declan Rice England 

After controversially switching his allegiance from the Republic of Ireland to England early in his career, Rice has subsequently become a pivotal part of Gareth Southgate’s national set-up, his manager’s first-choice even amidst some stiff competition. 

Making his England bow in March 2019, Rice has seamlessly transferred his bossing of centre-circles at club level to the international stage and his form and fitness is key should the Three Lions have any hope of lifting the World Cup aloft at Qatar 2022.


Stephen Tudor is a freelance football writer and sports enthusiast who only knows slightly less about the beautiful game than you do.

A contributor to FourFourTwo and Forbes, he is a Manchester City fan who was taken to Maine Road as a child because his grandad predicted they would one day be good.