Arsenal open talks for Declan Rice

It is pretty evident that Arsenal is set to strengthen the midfield in the summer transfer window.

If a report from Tribal Football is to be believed, Arsenal have opened talks for Declan Rice. He has been subject to interest from various Premier League clubs.

The England international joined West Ham United from Chelsea on a free transfer in 2013. He is under contract at West Ham until the summer of 2024.

The midfielder has featured in 28 matches for West Ham this term, netting one goal and providing 3 assists in all competitions.

Declan Rice
Declan Rice

He is considered to be one of the best midfielders in England. Rice has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 2 goals in 39 senior appearances for the England national team.

The midfielder has just 16 months left on his deal and he is yet to sign a new contract. The England international has openly expressed his desire to play at a higher level. This gives an indication that Rice probably won’t commit his future at the club.

His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Premier League’s big clubs.

Mikel Arteta is eager to add a midfielder to the squad. He wants an experienced player that can be a leader on and off the pitch for him. The England international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive midfielder Arteta wants to target in the summer transfer window.

The Arsenal manager will reportedly be handed a huge transfer kitty this summer and the West Ham midfielder is thought to be among the manager’s priorities.


There is no doubt that Declan Rice will take Arsenal’s midfield to a different level. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.

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.”

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The Gunners will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Rice to join the club.

West Ham United are preparing to sell their midfielder should they receive a massive offer for him.

Declan Rice is also being watched by Chelsea and Manchester City.

Good signing for Arsenal?

The England international stands as an excellent option for Arsenal.

Rice has all the skillset required to be a success story at Emirates Stadium. Therefore, it makes sense for Mikel Arteta to step up his attempts to bring the English midfielder to Premier League giants.

The 24-year-old could be a good fit for Arteta’s Arsenal.

Will Declan Rice be an Arsenal player soon? Only time will tell.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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