Declan Rice, a midfielder for West Ham United, will reportedly go to Arsenal at the end of current campaign, according to former striker turned commentator Gabriel Agbonlahor.
According to rumors, the midfielder, who has 18 months left on his current deal, will reportedly leave the London Stadium at the conclusion of this campaign after turning down three contract offers from the Hammers.
The expert goes on to say that the Gunners are now a desirable destination as a result of their revival this season under Mikel Arteta. Agbonlahor predicts that Rice will join Arsenal in the next summer.
To Arsenal, Rice
Chelsea has a lot of midfielders, and given how Arsenal is currently playing, Rice would consider joining the project under Arteta, according to Agbonlahor. Declan Rice goes into that side, he retains his spot, and he keeps those two guys out probably next season. Jorginho won’t be playing much, and Thomas Partey is constantly injured. So, I anticipate Declan Rice joining Arsenal.
The England international is allegedly the Gunners’ top goal as they want to improve their engine room for the next campaign.
If West Ham is forced to sell its top player in the summer, it has been stated that they will demand a cost of about £80 million. The 24-year-old might be available to Arsenal on a discounted deal, though, if David Moyes’ team fails to maintain their Premier League status for the upcoming campaign. They are presently in 16th place in the standings, only two points above the relegation zone.
Throughout the past several years, Rice has made a name for himself as one of the Premier League’s top midfielders. Hence, should Arsenal be successful in finalizing this transaction, he would be a wonderful addition.
Arsenal could struggle to beat Chelsea in the fight for the Englishman’s signing, though, if Chelsea decides to formally declare their interest in him.