The team which was led by Rice as the captain, saw West Ham win its first major league title in 43 years.
However, it could be the last match for the England international, as spelled out by the Chairman of the club David Sullivan. “I think it has to be. We promised him he could go,” he said after his club’s victory on Wednesday night.
Rice has two years left on his contract with West Ham but Sullivan insists “three or four clubs have shown an interest” in the 24-year-old.
Though Sullivan did not disclose the name of the clubs however, reports have revealed that Rice has been a target for Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Man Utd this summer.
Sullivan had earlier told Sky Sports News last month that the club will allow a player who still has two years remaining on his contract to leave.
He further disclosed that the club had earlier offered Rice a £200,000 a week salary 18 months ago but he turned it down.
Sullivan believes that offers for the skipper will trickle in from Thursday.
He said, “he set his heart on going and in due course, he has to get on and we have to get a replacement.
“It is not something we wanted to happen. We offered him £200,000 a week 18 months ago and he turned it down. You can’t keep a player who doesn’t want to be there.
“I think the offers will start to come [on Thursday]. Three or four clubs have shown interest but out of respect to West Ham, while we’re still playing, you don’t make offers for players.”