British media predicted that Arsenal would have already done a lot of work to sign Declan Rice.
Global sports media ‘The Athletic’ reported on the 3rd (Korean time) that “Arsenal’s acquisition of Jorginho means that there will be no setbacks in recruiting midfielders in the summer.”
The newspaper continued, “Arsenal are aiming for Declan Rice as their number one summer target. According to reports, Arsenal are the front runners in the recruitment process, and it is true that Arsenal has already put a lot of effort into the work.”
He added, “Chelsea has to think more about signing Rice because of the signing of Enso Fernandez. They have no choice but to care about their financial situation.”
Rice, the main midfielder of the England national team, was from Chelsea youth, but after going through West Ham youth, he succeeded in making his professional debut with West Ham.
Even at the young age of 18, he established himself as a regular at West Ham and was recognized as one of the best central midfielders in the league based on his excellent defensive skills, accurate kicks and wide defensive range.
Since his last 2018/19 season, he has also stood out for his consistency, starting more than 32 league games each season.
Rice, who was selected as the England national team for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and participated, showed a solid appearance from the back of England along with Jude Bellingham and Jordan Henderson.
Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid, etc., who paid attention to his performance on the international stage, showed interest in Rice.
After the last World Cup, Rice expressed his desire to move to the UEFA Champions League team, and West Ham, whose contract expires in 2025, should sell Rice in the upcoming summer transfer market to see the biggest gains. It is judged that there is a possibility of a transfer in the coming summer.
In the midst of this, ‘The Athletic’ predicted that Arsenal would invest a lot this summer to sign Rice. 안전놀이터
The media said, “Arsenal will show off their financial ability through Rice. West Ham, who had no intention of selling last summer, will sell this year, and probably the fair price is 75 million pounds to 80 million pounds (about 112 billion won ~ 120 billion) is highly likely.”
Arsenal have already made an offer of more than £75 million (about 112 billion won) to sign Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo in the transfer market this winter, but was rejected.
Considering the offer, it is expected that Arsenal will be able to pay the amount requested for Rice’s transfer fee.
Arsenal’s top priority right now is to successfully finish the title race this season. To this end, Arsenal signed winger Leandro Trossar, centre-back Jakub Kibior, and midfielder Jorginho in the winter transfer market, preparing for good results in the second half championship competition.
Based on this season’s performance, it is expected that Arsenal fans’ top priority in the upcoming summer will be whether they will succeed in recruiting Rice in the transfer market next summer.