Danny Murphy Urges Declan Rice to Choose Manchester City over Arsenal

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Pundit Danny Murphy has urged Declan Rice to consider a move to Manchester City, stating it would be a “no-brainer as a football decision.” Murphy suggests that Rice may need to assert himself to push for a transfer by adopting a more forceful approach. Despite Rice’s reputation as a humble and loyal player, Murphy emphasizes the importance of looking after oneself in such situations.

Manchester City’s Intrigue Adds Complexity to Rice’s Decision

Declan Rice wants to join Arsenal, but Manchester City’s interest complicates things. Rice is connected to London and his family, but Murphy thinks joining the reigning champions would make sense. However, West Ham’s decision could override Rice’s preference. The Hammers could accept any offer that Arsenal may be unwilling to match.

Fabrizio Romano revealed that City has decided to make an offer, and Rice is reportedly open to any move. West Ham’s valuation of Rice at £100m has proved a stumbling block for Arsenal. Furthermore, City’s entry into the race adds a new dimension to the transfer saga.

The Declan Rice Transfer Saga

Rice’s exceptional performances for West Ham and England have attracted interest from several clubs. Arsenal has made multiple unsuccessful bids for the midfielder. Additionally, Manchester United is reportedly considering a player-plus-cash deal for Rice. Erik ten Hag may potentially offer Scott McTominay or Harry Maguire in exchange. However, the final decision may lie with West Ham, as they could accept an offer that Arsenal is unwilling to match.

Despite the growing interest, Rice is reportedly set on a move to Arsenal. The 24-year-old midfielder has expressed his preference to stay in London and has been keen on joining Arsenal ever since they showed interest in him. A report from The Sun states:

‘A move to work under Guardiola is not something Rice would turn his nose up at – but the preference is to stay in the capital.’

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