David Ornstein: Arsenal and West Ham reach a total agreement over Rice with medical booked.
Arsenal and West Ham United have reached a total agreement for the transfer of Declan Rice.
According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Arsenal has agreed to a £100 million + £5 million in add-ons fee with West Ham for Declan Rice, and the North London outfit has been permitted to put the midfielder through his medical and finalize personal terms.
However, since then there have been holdups in the deal due to disagreements on add-on clauses and the structure of Arsenal’s bid for the Hammers ace.
All of that appears to be cleared up now though, and David Moyes is on the verge of losing our best player. In all fairness though, the sooner that it’s done the better for West Ham…
Arsenal and West Ham reached a total agreement over Declan Rice with medical booked
David Ornstein claims that the deal is now all but done, with Rice penciled in for his medical before being officially confirmed as an Arsenal player.
West Ham needs this done now. Well done to David Sullivan for getting the absolute best deal possible for the club, but our own transfer business has been held up as a result of the prolonged nature of the Dec saga.
David Moyes needs to bring in at least five new signings this summer with Rice leaving, Manuel Lanzini already gone and numerous other first-team players being linked with a London Stadium exit.
Replacing the 24-year-old England international will be a hard task for Moyes, but not an impossible one by any means.
There are plenty of exciting players out there who could fill the void left behind by Dec, including the likes of Sofyan Amrabat, Edson Alvarez, and Khephren Thuram.
Let’s just hope that Moyes makes the right decisions in the market when Declan Rice leaves to join Arsenal.