Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Declan Rice from West Ham United for a club-record fee of £105 million.
. The deal is still subject to personal terms being agreed, but it is expected to be completed in the coming days.
It is understood Arsenal will pay the initial £100m over two years.
According to several reports, Declan Rice is expected to have his medical this week before signing a long-term contract with Arsenal.
Rice has been a long-term target for Arsenal, and they have finally secured his signature after a lengthy negotiation process.
The 24-year-old England international is a versatile midfielder who can play in a number of positions, and he is expected to be a key player for Arsenal in the coming years.
The signing of Rice is a major coup for Arsenal, and it shows that they are serious about challenging for the top four next season.
He is a talented player who will add a lot of quality to the Arsenal midfield, and he is also a leader on the pitch.
The move will smash Arsenal’s club transfer record (Nicolas Pepe from Lille for £72m in 2019) and will be the biggest transfer fee between two British clubs.
The transfer will also be just below the British transfer record, with Chelsea paying £106.8m for midfielder Enzo Fernandez in January of this year.
Rice will bring a decade-long spell at West Ham to an end, rising from a youth-team player to club captain.
He made 245 appearances for the Hammers since making his first-team debut in 2017 and his final game for the club saw him lift West Ham’s first trophy in 47 years by winning the Europa Conference League final.