The 19-year-old was once the celebrity of the display with supervisor Manuel Pellegrini telling Sky Sports activities after the sport Rice is changing into a “whole participant”.
And Martin, who performed for the east London membership between 1976-96, echoed those perspectives and believes the highest aspects within the Premier League must significantly believe attempting to shop for Rice in the summertime.
Martin instructed talkSPORT after the sport: “Declan appears a top calibre participant.
“This doesn’t please me to mention this however I believe now the larger golf equipment within the department might be having a look at him and pondering ‘he’ll are compatible in to our workforce’ – a workforce that’s having a look to win the identify.”
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“That’s this sort of participant I believe he’s were given the prospective to be. He may not be there but however I believe it could be silly for some of the best golf equipment now not to take a look at him now and significantly take into consideration taking him.
“I used to take a look at Rio Ferdinand at West Ham and suppose ‘I will’t consider Manchester United or Arsenal didn’t are available in and get him [until after he signed for Leeds]’
“As a result of in the event you come and get him two or 3 years down the road you then’re going to need to pay much more cash for him.
In addition to doubtlessly having to make a troublesome choice on the place he’ll be enjoying his soccer subsequent summer time, Rice will have to additionally come to a decision who he needs to constitute across the world.
London-born Rice is eligible for England or the Republic of Eire as that’s the place his father is from.
However Martin believes Rice is greater than able to enjoying for the 3 Lions.
Martin added: “Declan, I consider, is any person who’s destined to play for England if it’s center’s in it. He’s just right sufficient to play in that midfield house.”