If this is true its nothing short of criminal, he is without doubt the best defensive player we have had since Rio. I personally believe he could be almost as good as my all time hero Sir Bobby, if (a very big if) he continues to improve at the rate he is doing and chooses to play for England over the ROI.
I fear that he is likely to be doing that at one of the big clubs, if we do not sort this out now!! I accept he is young and still learning his trade, but if we are paying Carroll £90k a week to sit on his arse then Rice must be worth £40-50k a week to ensure he stays with us and becomes our next captain once Noble hangs his boots up.
Anyone give a toss?