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How Arsenal could end up paying £105 million for Declan Rice

Ryan Sidle

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How Arsenal could end up paying £105 million for Declan Rice

The signing of Declan Rice to Arsenal is inevitable after West Ham United announced he was leaving, but how exactly will they pay the full price for him?

Rice moving to the Emirates Stadium is hardly a shock, seeing as Arsenal have been after him for weeks and the fee was seemingly agreed a while ago.

Once Manchester City pulled out of the race to sign the midfielder, if they even wanted him in the first place, there was no doubt he'd be moving to north London.

Not that the Hammers wanted to acknowledge that fact when they confirmed on Saturday morning that he had left the club with a transfer agreed.

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It's not like David Moyes' side have anything to be too salty about, it was pretty inevitable that they wouldn't be able to keep hold of such a talented player forever.

What's more is the fact that the money for the 24-year-old will go on to gazump the price that City paid for Jack Grealish, when he became the most expensive British player ever.

Now Rice will hold that accolade at least as long as the moment that Jude Bellingham knocks off all the accolades he needs to make Real Madrid pay £114 million for him.

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Sky Sports Kaveh Solhekol has confirmed how the Premier League runners-up will end up spending the full £105 million for Rice.

According to the transfer reporter, Arsenal will pay £100 million over the next 24 months and the final £5 million is split into payments of £1 million every time they qualify for the Champions League and he plays 60% of their games.

Rice's final act for West Ham was lifting the Europa Conference League trophy. Image: Getty
Rice's final act for West Ham was lifting the Europa Conference League trophy. Image: Getty

Solhekol had previously confirmed what was actually taking so long with the deal, after all the fine details were decided 10 days ago.

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He revealed that it was a delay in the paperwork from Arsenal's lawyers back to West Ham that was holding everything up, saying it was unusual.

The signing of Rice completes a busy 24 hours from Mikel Arteta's team, after they confirmed the signing of defender Jurrien Timber on Friday.

Those moves go along with the £65 million that the club spent of Kai Havertz, who didn't have the greatest start to his time with the club.

Arteta has also caused some concern by admitting that he still isn't sure what the German's best position on the pitch is.

Featured Image Credit: Transfers/Getty

Topics: West Ham United, Declan Rice, Arsenal, Transfers, Premier League, Football, Champions League

Ryan Sidle
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