Arsenal ready to smash their all time transfer record in move to sign 24-year-old star who is a top target for Mikel Arteta
Arsenal are reportedly poised to smash their transfer record at the end of the season.
A report from Football Insider indicates that Arsenal are confident of breaking their transfer record during the summer transfer window and Declan Rice is a major midfield target for them.
The West Ham United midfielder is valued at over £100 million and it will be intriguing to see if Arsenal are prepared to dish out that kind of money for him. The England international will enter the final 12 months of his contract in the summer and the Arsenal would undoubtedly want to sign him for a more fair fee.
The 24-year-old has been linked with a transfer away from West Ham for months now. Rice has established himself as an important player for club and country and he deserves to play for a big club.
He has demonstrated his quality over the last few seasons and the player is focused on joining a club in the Champions league. Arsenal are expected to return to the Champions League next season and they could prove to be the ideal destination for the 24-year-old next season.
Mikel Arteta has to bring in a quality partner for Thomas Partey and the England international clearly matches the profile.
Rice has established himself as one of the most promising young midfielders in the Premier League and he has the capacity to improve further.
Arsenal paid £72 million for Nicolas Pepe back in 2019 and it looks that they will have to smash their transfer record in order to sign the West Ham midfielder. The Arsenal are well-placed to win the Premier League title this season and they have no shortage of finances.
It will be intriguing to see whether they can get a deal for the England international across the line.