Arsenal are reportedly the only club Declan Rice wants to join in the next summer transfer window. He has also rejected multiple contract extension offers from West Ham.
Hence, the Hammers will now have to sell him in the next summer transfer window. This is because the contract of the England midfielder with the Hammers is ending in the 2024 summer transfer window.
ARSENAL AND DECLAN RICE TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
According to reports, Declan Rice only wants to go to Arsenal in the next summer transfer window. The England midfielder thinks that the Gunners project under Mikel Arteta is the best project for him to develop. Hence, he has also rejected multiple contract extension offers from West Ham. Chelsea, Manchester City, and Liverpool are also monitoring his situation. However, the England midfielder prefers a move to the current high-flying Gunners.
Real Madrid also approached him through his agent. However, the midfielder has rejected a move to the La Liga giants. This is because Declan Rice prefers to stay in England. Real Madrid wants him to replace Casemiro in the line-up. Casemiro joined Manchester United in the last summer transfer window. However, it looks like they will have to find another player to replace the Brazilian midfielder. Although, the only problem for Arsenal are to agree on a fee and structure with West Ham United.
WEST HAM UNITED WILL NOT LET HIM GO EASILY DESPITE HIS CONTRACT SITUATION
According to reports, West Ham United are not going to sell him for less money than his valuation despite his contract expiring in 2024. West Ham manager David Moyes had earlier said that they will only negotiate for bids over 150 million. However, at that time, the Hammers were playing in the Europa League. Hence, a move to Arsenal or any other club was near to impossible. Although, their stance is changing every day. The Hammers are currently 16th in the Premier League table.
Hence, a place in European competitions is looking very slim. However, they still have a chance of playing in the Europa League next season by winning the Europa Conference league this season. However, despite this Declan Rice does not want to play in the Europa League. He wants to play in the Champions League next season. Hence, he is hoping to secure a move to the Gunners next season to potentially play in the Champions League next season.
Therefore, one thing is clear Declan Rice wants to join only Arsenal in the next summer transfer window. However, for that, he will have to convince the Hammers to reduce their asking fee. This is because, in recent years, the Gunners have mutually decided that they will now not overspend on incomings in the transfer windows.
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