Declan Rice of West Ham United, who was considered the biggest player in every transfer market, is leaning towards Arsenal.
The British ‘Guardian’ reported on the 23rd (Korean time), “Rice is leaning toward joining Arsenal in the summer transfer window. Arsenal is expected to compete with Chelsea and Manchester United for Rice.”
Rice is West Ham’s key midfielder. He directs the overall flow of the game, taking on the role of playmaker in the defensive midfield position. Due to this performance, Rice is even captain of the team despite his young age, born in 1999. Rice, who debuted in the A match in 2019 to the extent that he is also a key player in the England national team, has already scored two goals in 38 matches.
As much as he is an outstanding player, his popularity is also considerable. It is safe to say that all the big clubs want Rice. Of course, West Ham has no intention of letting go easily. In the transfer window last summer, manager David Moyes called for at least £150m (approximately 227.5 billion won) for Rice. 안전놀이터
However, there is a high possibility that Rice will have to be let go in the transfer market next summer. This is because West Ham is running at the bottom of the league and there are significant offers from big clubs.
The most powerful club is Arsenal. Previously, Chelsea, which was in the Champions League (UCL) of the European Football Association (UFEA), had an advantage in recruiting, but as Arsenal led the English Premier League (EPL) this season, the position has changed. In addition, Man United is also active, but Rice seems to prefer Arsenal more.
When Arsenal won the match between Arsenal and Man United, which was the previous EPL big match, it was confirmed that Rice liked the post of Arsenal’s winger Bukayo Saka on social media, posting ‘Congratulations on Arsenal’s victory’. Since Rice and Saka are close friends in the English national team, it is not an event that carries weight in the transfer rumor, but it is not a negative attitude toward Arsenal.
According to local media reports, West Ham is known to want a lower amount than before for Rice’s transfer fee of 100 million pounds (approximately 153 billion won) in the upcoming summer transfer market.