Fans believe Jordan Henderson and Eric Dier should be worried after Declan Rice decides to play for England instead of the Republic of Ireland

UPGRADE?

The West Ham United midfielder explained his decision to switch nationalities in a statement released on Wednesday

England fans on Twitter are convinced Declan Rice is a significant upgrade on Jordan Henderson and Eric Dier.

The West Ham United midfielder confirmed his decision to represent the country of his birth in a statement on Wednesday after months of deliberation.

Rice has chosen England at international level

Rice has chosen England at international level

After an incredible start to the season, the 20-year-old will now be available for Gareth Southgate’s squad to face the Czech Republic and Montenegro in March.

Rice has been one of the most consistent performers for Manuel Pellegrini this season, despite a £100million influx of summer signings.

Such is his undeniable potential, fans on Twitter believe Henderson and Dier may now be surplus to requirements.

Despite both men wearing the captain’s armband under Southgate, the Liverpool and Tottenham stars seem to be regularly targeted for criticism.

And after axing Joe Hart, Jack Wilshere and Wayne Rooney already during his tenure, the Three Lions boss has shown his willingness to trust youth.

Check out what fans are saying about the news below!

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