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QPR striker Austin: Rice will leave West Ham

QPR striker Charlie Austin expects Declan Rice to leave West Ham at the end of the season.

Austin feels that the 23-year-old will opt to move on if David Moyes' side miss out on Europe's elite club competition.

"I know everyone keeps going on about it, but Declan Rice is going to come up again," he told talkSPORT.

"If they don't get Champions League football, he is going to leave."

Austin was also critical of West Ham's business in the January transfer window, and felt that the east London club should have brought in another striker last month.

"If they went and got a striker, or strikers, to help them get into the top four, and they achieve that, it's more likely Declan Rice will stay at West Ham.

"This is West Ham's time to really go and push on, sign someone to stamp it and say 'we're going to have a right go, we're going to try and get into the Champions League'.

"Everybody has a time, and what a time it is for West Ham to do it, look at the clubs around them [Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham], they haven't strengthened, not enough."


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