West Ham encouraging Arsenal to return with a better bid for Rice

Despite their strong interest in Declan Rice, Arsenal has encountered difficulties in their pursuit of the West Ham midfielder. The Gunners have seen their initial bids for Rice rejected by the Hammers, indicating a reluctance on West Ham’s part to part ways with their prized asset.

Arsenal had identified Rice as their primary transfer target even before the start of the transfer window, hoping for a swift resolution to secure his services. However, West Ham has adopted a firm stance in negotiations, making it challenging for Arsenal to strike a deal. There have been suggestions that Manchester City could also enter the race for Rice, potentially leading to a bidding war that would benefit West Ham financially.

Nevertheless, if Arsenal can reach a mutually agreeable arrangement, West Ham would be willing to sell Rice to the Gunners. The Daily Mail has reported that West Ham is encouraging Arsenal to return with an improved offer to enhance the chances of securing the midfielder’s signature.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Rice is a European champion and one of the finest midfielders in England, but West Ham has to be realistic with the demands they are placing on us to add him to our squad.

We need to find alternatives because if we make the Hammers feel we will not sign another player apart from him, they will keep asking for a lot of money.

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    The boat has sailed. Seeing £90m just pass you by is a “sore sight for eyes”.

    ALWAYS FORWARD!! (next target)

    1. No not “next target” at all but the same one, Rice, and now looking extremely likely. City are plainly NOT going to bid, having turned to another DM player, for around £95mill – can’t remember his name and in any case I am not interested , save that it means City are NOT now going after Rice ,IMO.

      That being the case, Rice will IMO nowalmost certainly come to us and will provesuch a huge success, that come seaons end we fans will say ” THANK GOD WE DID NOT LOSE HIM AFTER ALL”.
      Andthose among our fanbae who said” he’s not that good anyway” will have huge egg on their faces. And more than that , they WILL BE RELIEVED TO HAVE EGGY FACES.

      1. The player City are after is a defender from RB Leipzig, not a midfielder; a prospective replacement for Laporte. So City’s threat is far from gone.

    2. Sorry West Ham? Like we are requesting you to buy our best player and for less than he’s valued?

      From the off we have asked for £100m plus, same as City paid for Grealish 2 years ago. Arsenal are running the risk of losing out on a 24 year old England mainstay that could get in to most, if not all midfields across Europe over trying to save £10m.

      You should be looking at the board and asking questions on their ambition, you get Rice and I think the league would be yours.

  2. £100 for Rice is not paying overboard if the manager sees him as one to improve our squad. We’re in champions league this season so we need quality players. We haue paid £65m for Kai who am still thinking what his position will be in our team. Arteta should not fail to sign RICE.

  3. So when West Ham come knocking on the door for Eddie, it’s £50 million. English, young proven goal scorer.

  4. One face saving deal for the West Ham is for Arsenal just to offer Eddie Nketiah without adding a penny in raw cash.

    West Ham could leave delighted that they actually get more than a £100 mill in value for their prize asset.

      1. Reggie
        What if Arsenal significantly reduces the transfer fees.
        Make him available to them only, for say a minimal fee of £4mil ?

  5. Of course they want another bid and more money. Has anyone else bid for Rice?

    A player is worth what another team is willing to spend. Arsenal should off the same money as 2nd bid and add Nketiah.

    Walk away if West Ham don’t accept. There are other midfield options, Rice joinging does not guarantee a single trophy, title, or anything of the like.

      1. West Ham trying to milk us, and city’s interest is mind games. Get a rival to vastly overspend on a target and waste 75% of their budget on 2 players.

        Wasn’t squad depth an issue last year? So the solution is spend 170 million or more on 2 players? Sell Partey and Xhaka, and Jorginho and ElNeny as backups?

        Pray no injuries to midfield or we’re in trouble if we rely on Jorginho and ElNeny to cover for multiple weeks.

        Meanwhile we have a striker in Jesus that isn’t a top scorer and will never challenge for a golden boot. No plan B when teams low block, and rumors that we are open to selling Partey.

  6. Rice wants Arsenal, Wet spam know that, Wet spam want 100 mil, in plain and simple payments, Arsenal know that. Man Shitty want Rice but he isnt their no1 choice and they are only being an annoying fly, everyone knows that. Edu and co is the only ones who can fluck this up, we all know that.

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