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West Ham defender Declan Rice open to loan departure

West Ham defender Declan Rice admits he fancies a loan move away next season.

If a loan is the next step for Rice, there are plenty of his teammates he can call upon for advice.

Josh Cullen – notably – enjoyed a superb 2016/17 campaign in League One with Bradford City on loan, starting regularly in central midfield and helping the Bantams reach the play-off final at Wembley.

“The way Josh has played for the last two years at Bradford has been unbelievable," said Rice to whufc.com. “He's someone for everyone in the Academy to look up to.

“If I do go out on loan, hopefully I can make as many appearances and impress as much as Josh has.

“Playing either in the Championship or League One has to be the aim. It would be a perfect way to gain experience and learn.

“That's definitely the aim if I can't break into the first team on a regular basis."

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