Declan Rice has received a plea to stay at West Ham from a surprising source.
WWE legend Triple H (Paul Levesque) has used the relaunch of NXT UK to urge the famously loyal midfielder-cum-defender to stick with the Hammers.
The likes of Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with potential big-money moves for the 21-year old before the transfer window closes.
Perhaps oblivious with the former Republic of Ireland international's record on the loyalty front, Triple H is calling on Rice to stay at the London Stadium.
Tripe H has had an association with West Ham going back a number of years. In 2017 he urged Dimitri Payet to stay with the club, hours before the playmaker signed for Marseille.
"I've a message for one Declan Rice," the WWE's Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy & Development said in a Twitter video.
— NXT UK (@NXTUK) September 2, 2020
"Declan, you've got big decisions ahead of you, and I understand that. And far be it from me to tell you what to do.
"But I'd like to give you a point of view that sometimes in life there are more important things. There's an opportunity to something more. To be a hero.
"To be a hero to fans that have supported you. To be a hero to people that have watched you come up through a system, and succeed in that system.
"To be a hero and build something on your own. To not just to succeed, but to succeed on your terms.
"Build your franchise. Build your legacy. To become something more, to become the one and only, to become the first Declan Rice.
"Build your legacy, build your franchise. Stay with the people that brought you to the dance.
"Stay with West Ham, and become the hero, become the champion. Become everything that they all know that Declan Rice can be."