Arsenal are ready to pay £90 million for Declan Rice but is it really enough? The Gunners have been firm favourites even before the start of the transfer window to sign England international Declan Rice from West Ham United. Arsenal, however, have a ubiquitous situation to counter in Manchester United. The Reds of Manchester are ready to gazump the Gunners once again with their pocket.
It is believed that West Ham are asking for £120 million for Declan Rice: £30 million more than what Arsenal is willing to pay. Well, it is not a small sum even for a footballer and can easily lure him away from London to Manchester. Those extra £30 million can immediately be made back in shirt sales. Arsenal and many are under the impression that Rice may choose Arsenal as he wants to stay in London.
Stinks of Mudryk Deal
Declan Rice’s transfer to Manchester United will produce stinks of Mudryk deal; a winger that “almost” had joined Arsenal before signing for Chelsea.
The Gunners have also found an alternative in Caicedo who won’t come in cheap either. Mikel Arteta and his team badly need a defensive midfielder after Granit Xhaka’s almost-confirmed exit to Bayer Leverkusen. The Swiss international is a tough lad to be replaced and if anyone, it is Declan Rice who can calm the nerves of Arsenal fans post Xhaka’s departure.
Arsenal really has to stop photo stating their past. There have been a lot of instances where they have been snatched by big teams in the dying minutes of the transfer window and this surely can be one more example. Manchester United are determined to sign Declan Rice, especially after his man-of-the-match performance in the latest West Ham vs Manchester United encounter.
Since last summer, Arsenal have been losing top candidates. We can see Liverpool nearing the signing of Alexis MacAllister who would have been donning the Red Jersey at London if approached like a big club and not act like a paltry one.
Arsenal literally are laying everything in Declan’s hand and keeping their fingers crossed. This is not going to work with top brains like Manchester United chasing them.