Arsenal enter talks for Declan Rice

It’s no secret that Arsenal are interested in West Ham United’s midfielder Declan Rice. But who isn’t? According to multiple reports emanating from England, Arsenal have entered talks with West Ham for Declan Rice.

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The 24-year-old joined West Ham from Chelsea on a free transfer in 2013. The England international is under contract until the summer of 2024.

He has managed 4 goal contributions across all competitions in the ongoing campaign.

The 24-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in England. Declan Rice has scored two goals in 39 matches for England at senior level.

His impressive performances last few seasons have apparently caught the eye of some of Premier League’s big clubs.

Mikel Arteta wants to sign a new midfielder and Rice is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. Arteta is a firm fan of West Ham midfielder and Arsenal could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.

Someone with Declan Rice’s skillset will undoubtedly add more quality to Arteta‘s midfield.

The Arsenal manager wants to continue to strengthening his squad so they’re able to compete both domestically and in the Champions League next season.

Rice will offer the Arsenal boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.

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According to the report, “Arsenal have entered talks with West Ham United captain Declan Rice. The England midfielder is set to leave the Irons at season’s end and is interesting Chelsea and Manchester City. However, Football Insider says Arsenal have made their move. The Gunners are in talks with Rice’s agents about a summer switch, with contract negotiations now underway. An opening offer worth £200,000-a-week has been tabled by Arsenal for Rice’s consideration.”

Arsenal will have to present a really enticing offer to bring West Ham United to the negotiating table. The Gunners have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.

The Hammers are eager to keep the midfielder beyond the current campaign, but the player may look to take the next step in his career.

Declan Rice ideal fit for Arsenal?

Undoubtedly, he would be a fantastic recruit for Arsenal.

A midfielder of Rice’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Arsenal squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Arteta’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his midfield department.

Arsenal fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.

It will be interesting to see if Arsenal are willing to pay the asking price for Rice.

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Enzo Cattaneo

Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea.

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