West Ham were quick to turn down Arsenal’s £80m offer for Declan Rice.
Arsenal submitted an offer of £80m plus a fee for Declan Rice but was rejected by West Ham. “Gunners” are expected to return with a better offer in the next few days. Meanwhile, Man City is still closely monitoring the situation of the West Ham captain.
West Ham chairman David Sullivan has revealed after the Europa Conference League win that Declan Rice will be allowed to leave this summer.
Man United and Bayern Munich are also interested in Declan Rice. Last season, Rice became the third captain in West Ham history to win a major title. Rice and teammates defeated Fiorentina to win the C3 Cup.
Declan Rice has two years left on his West Ham contract. And this player admits that his future will depend a lot on the decisions of the board of directors.
“I still have two years on my contract. There are a lot of rumors, I see it constantly. But I can’t do anything. It’s important for us to play football every day and do what I do. My focus since the World Cup has been to win trophies and keep West Ham in the Premier League.
I really don’t know what’s going on at this point. That’s my honest answer. Reading these rumors is really boring. Who knows what will happen? It’s great to be interested in so many big clubs but the badge on my chest is West Ham. My future depends on the people on the board.”