“Declan Rice, 24, of West Ham United, is close to joining Arsenal in the English Premier League (PL), with Manchester United and other Premier League clubs set to join the race for his signature,” the Mirror reported on Sunday.
Rice has been a mainstay in West Ham’s midfield this season. He is an excellent defender and has good feet. His leadership qualities have earned him the trust of his teammates. He is also a key midfielder for the England national team.
His current club, West Ham, is in 14th place with 40 points this season. They qualified for the UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL).
He’s the biggest name in the summer transfer market. In a recent interview, Rice hinted at a move to a big club. He said: “Everyone 메이저사이트 dreams of the best. I’m no different. Who doesn’t want to win a championship?” he said. West Ham manager David Moyes also believes Rice is likely to leave in the summer: “I hope he stays at West Ham to be honest,” he said, “but I know he could leave at the end of the season.”
A huge transfer fee is expected. Multiple media outlets, including the UK’s Daily Mail, have reported that Rice’s transfer fee could exceed £100 million ($164 million). Big clubs in urgent need of midfield reinforcements are expected to splurge on Rice.
Arsenal are currently at the forefront of the race. In Mikel Arteta’s fourth year as manager, the Gunners have risen to the top of the Premier League title race. Although they were edged out by Manchester City this season, the Gunners will be looking to reclaim the trophy with summer reinforcements. According to the Mirror, “Arsenal are the frontrunners in the race to sign Rice. Rice also favors a move to Arsenal. The Gunners have made a number of preparations to bring in their top target.”
However, we won’t know for sure until the contract is signed. “Although Rice is close to joining Arsenal, Premier League clubs including Manchester United will not give up on him so easily,” the Mirror added.