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“What I Understand”: Fabrizio Romano Reveals Inside Arsenal Claim Involving Rice & Arteta


🗣️ “What I Understand”: Fabrizio Romano Reveals Inside Arsenal Claim Involving Rice & Arteta

Declan Rice’s future at Arsenal may be determined by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, who is anxious to sign the midfielder.

Arsenal’s pursuit of West Ham midfielder Declan Rice could hinge on Mikel Arteta.

Are Arsenal interested in signing Rice?

Despite having had two bids rejected by West Ham, Arsenal remain optimistic about completing a move for Declan Rice. The Hammers want more than the £75 million upfront and £15 million in add-ons proposed by Arsenal in their most recent bid.

According to trade expert Fabrizio Romano, a significant aspect in any Rice deal might be Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, who is anxious to add the midfielder to his already impressive roster.

“There is a crucial part of the story to mention,” Romano remarked. “Here comes the player. From what I gather, the player, Declan Rice, is currently quite clear. He wants to be transparent and observe what Arsenal and Manchester City do.”

he Italian added: “We know one crucial point on this story: Mikel Arteta. Arteta is pushing at the best level to sign Declan Rice. Arteta is trying in every single way. Of course, it doesn’t depend on him, it depends on the owners and how much they want to spend on the deal.”

“But Mikel Arteta is trying his best. He’s really pushing for Declan Rice to join Arsenal. So, Arteta could be crucial. If Declan Rice will be an Arsenal player, trust me, Arteta would be a crucial factor.”

Arsenal fans will be relieved to learn that treble winners Manchester City have entered the competition to recruit the 24-year-old.

Declan Rice is free to leave West Ham this summer after the team won the Europa League, and the Hammers are hoping for a proposal closer to their £120 million valuation. The club captain has 245 outings and 42 England caps to his name.

Have Manchester City made a bid for Rice?

Man City, according to Romano, “have always been informed” of Rice’s predicament, but have yet to make an official proposal for the player. With the financial aspects of the agreement posing a potential stumbling point for Arsenal, the Premier League champions may hijack the deal.

Kalvin Phillips, one of City’s current defensive-midfield alternatives, has already been linked with a move to West Ham, and David Moyes is said to be interested in bringing Rice’s international teammate to London.

While this may give City an advantage over Arsenal in their pursuit of Rice, it is uncertain whether City would be ready to allow Phillips depart the club, especially given that he has only been at the Etihad for one season.

Rice’s future is uncertain in any case, as the Premier League’s top two do all in their power to sign the midfielder.

“What I Understand”: Fabrizio Romano Reveals Inside Arsenal Claim Involving Rice & Arteta

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