After Manchester City's official involvement in the race for Declan Rice's card, Arsenal has jumped back into the attack, making a third financial offer for the Englishman's services. West Ham turned down a £90m bid from Manchester City, knowing full well that Arsenal would attack again, and that's exactly what happened.
The Londoners have already offered 105 million pounds for Rice's card. However, West Ham executives still have their reservations about the structure of the offer, and are not expected to accept the proposal outright. This is as Manchester City may also come in with another better offer. Pep Guardiola managed to bring Mateo Kovacic to the Etihad from Chelsea, but Ilkay Gundogan's departure to Barcelona appears to have once again left a void in midfield, and the Spanish coach is looking for solid options for the future. Rice is certainly one of them.
The player can be easily activated in several positions, knows how to read difficult defensive situations quite well, as well as build actions in attack, pushing the team forward. This makes the Englishman quite suitable for Pep Guardiola's game module, which requires a lot of mobility from his players on the pitch.
We remind you that according to the current contract, Declan Rice has the option to renew for 1 extra year with West Ham, until 2025. However, it is already clear that the English midfielder will leave the club. This was confirmed by the president himself, David Sullivan, after the team's triumph in the Europa Conference League. Sullivan said he was 99% certain Rice would leave West Ham this summer.
Rice has scored 15 goals in 245 games for West Ham. The player made his debut with the first team in the 2016-2017 season and is a product of the club's academy. The midfielder has also been activated a full 41 times with the English national team, becoming one of the most important and starting players in Gareth Southgate's formation.