Arsenal are set to sign a top-tier midfielder in the summer transfer window. Thanks to the best performance this season, we plan to build a strong squad next season.
On the 5th (Korean time), the British ‘Daily Mail’ quoted a report from Spain’s ‘Pichahes’, saying, “Arsenal will make a shocking bid for the signing of Declan Rice (24) from West Ham United this summer.”
Rice is an English defensive midfielder born in 1999. He played for the Chelsea youth team as a child before joining the West Ham youth team in 2014. He made his professional debut in 2017 at the age of 17, playing as a center back and then changing his position to a defensive midfielder. Since then, he has established himself as a key midfielder for the team and has played more than 30 games each season. 토토사이트
He is also performing brilliantly in his national team. He is of Irish descent and played an active part in the Irish national team as a youth, but changed his nationality to England in 2019 and is playing as the main axis of the England national team. He played a key role in the last Euro 2020 runner-up, and also played a key role in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Arsenal need reinforcements in the midfield. Currently running at the top of the league and maintaining an upward trend, it is a disappointing performance except for the main players Thomas Party (30) and Granit Zaka (31). So next season, it is the intention to increase competitiveness through the recruitment of Rice.
Locals expected that Rice’s expensive transfer fee would also be lowered. West Ham stuck with the transfer fee of 100 million pounds (approximately 152 billion won), but this summer, the contract period will be one year left. The current transfer fee being discussed is between 70 million and 75 million pounds (approximately 106.4 billion to 114 billion won).
However, fierce transfer competition is required. Chelsea, which has been aggressively investing in the new owner, has been showing interest for a long time, and Manchester City is also active in recruiting Rice to reinforce the third line.