West Ham open to selling Rice to another club if Arsenal does not meet asking price

Arsenal is currently regarded as the front-runner to sign West Ham’s Declan Rice in the ongoing transfer window, with other clubs seemingly falling behind in the race for his signature.

West Ham is aware that Arsenal is his preferred destination and is open to negotiations regarding his sale. However, this doesn’t mean that the Hammers will accept a bid below their asking price for the talented midfielder.

Star Sports reports that while West Ham is willing to engage in discussions with Arsenal, they will only reach an agreement if their demands for Rice’s transfer fee are met.

If a move to Arsenal becomes complicated or the Gunners fail to meet West Ham’s valuation, the report suggests that the Hammers are open to considering offers from other interested clubs.

It is also stated that Rice himself would have no issues with exploring alternative options if a move to Arsenal doesn’t materialise.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Rice has been one of the finest players in his position over the last couple of seasons and we believe the midfielder will do well at the Emirates.

Considering his calibre, we must be willing to spend a lot of money to add him to our squad. Otherwise, we may not succeed in winning the race for his signature, as simple as that sounds.

The club has been in business long enough to know this and we expect this to be a successful operation.

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29 Comments

  1. I don’t wish for our interest in Rice to end up in a successful operation.
    It will be a rip-off should Stan cough up the mullah for his acquisition.
    Rice imo is not exceptional to command that exorbitant price (£120m) with a year left on his contract.
    Lavia , Zubimendi, Onana, Kudus et al .., are much cheaper quality options.
    I’d rather splash that money on Osimhen and possibly add two of the players above-mentioned.
    So we end up having …

    Osimhen

    Martinelli Odegaard/Kudus Saka

    Zubimendi. Lavia. Partey

    Cancelo/Maghaelas. Saliba White

    Ramsdale

    Wishful thinking huh 😀

      1. Impossible to fathom the ridiculous new contract for the woeful Elneny.
        It makes NO football sense whatsoever.

      2. It’s a wrong inference.
        Don’t skew facts up to suit your point.
        Elneny is not a starter and when was the last time you saw him play for us? You need players who are willing to sit and not complain.
        There are Elnenys in every top team…all of them have average or squad players..the list is endless and no team can boast of only top top registered players.
        We are not signing Declan to warm our bench. The question is, is it prudent to splash £120000000 on a player who is not extraordinary and with a year left on his contract?
        Maybe, we can reason best when we put aside our Nationality spectacle and fanaticism for the interest of the Arsenal.

    1. JO Kunz Rise has potential to become exceptional in the right team.He has leadership qualities that other midfielders u mentioned lacks.He also a strong mentality.And above he is a winner.Arsenal winners like him

      1. All the players above mentioned have the potential to become exceptional in the right team.
        I’m not sure of the indicators used to rate Rices leadership qualities over the others.
        I believe Declan Rice is a good player and can be better for us likewise several other players.
        However, Imo, £100M-120M splashed on Rice alone would not be money well spent because, after the Rice, we would need sauce, protein and some veggies for a complete dish 😀.
        If we have the funds to splash, then we better entice and snatch Osimhen who will instantly become our Haaland if not better.

      2. All the players above mentioned have the potential to become exceptional in the right team.
        I’m not sure of the indicators used to rate Rices leadership qualities, strong mentality and win abilities over the others.
        I believe Declan Rice is a good player and can be better for us likewise several other players.
        However, Imo, £100M-120M splashed on Rice alone would not be money well spent because, after the Rice, we would need sauce, protein and some veggies for a complete dish 😀.
        If we have the funds to splash, then we better entice and snatch Osimhen who will instantly become our Haaland if not better.

      3. Definitely going to be a rip-off. I’d be going for Victor Osimhen, Onana, Zubimendi, Caicedo & Cancelo. Then we’re good to Go!! CoyG

  2. WHU might just come unstuck if they play this game, depending on how much Rice wants to play for The Arsenal.

    If he says The Arsenal is the only club he wants to play for, they might just have demotivated player on their hands.

    1. ken, unfortunately the article states that although Declan Rice prefers Arsenal, he is not against going to the highest bidder. I personally don’t want Arsenal to pay “over the odds.”. Seems like West Ham consider him an expensive piece of meat, with no consideration of his previous loyalty to the club. He should just run down his contract.

      1. And you intrinsically BELIEVE “reports” Ozzie? I thought you were FAR more worldly wise than that!

  3. Seems Arsenal wants to sell both Xhaka & Partely ..If so they need to buy at least 3 very good players in MF + an additional young talent who can quickly develop.
    So buying one expensive player may not make sense.

  4. I think 120m for a dm with 1 year left on his contract is ridiculous when Bellingham and Neves were going for much lower prices. Is rice really going to transform us into title winners, let alone a huge upgrade on Xhaka? We could have gone for Tielemans, Ndicka, raphael guerreiro on free. And used the 120m on Milinkovich Savic, Moussa Diaby and Hojlund Rasmus. Then by letting go of Sambi, Xhaka, Balogun, Pepe, Cedric and Tierney would have made the squad more solid for the campaign ahead. Instead we are wasting money and time while other teams are solidifying for the campaign ahead.

  5. Unable to bully us on the pitch now West Ham is attempting bully us to the bargaining table.

    This is a bluff by the bubbles, Rice must now prepare talking to West Ham when the second bid arrives, from what I understand some sort of gentleman agreement in place.
    Now with such an agreement in place I would like to think it refers to any realistic price be accepted.

  6. Give the Hammers credit for playing or rather trying to play hard ball over Rice.

    But if they were in Arsenal’s position, would they really splash 100M-plus on plain, boring Declan Rice when the younger and more talented Romeo Lavia is available for just 40M…not to mention the saving of 70M that could be used to sign a real striker.

    Hammers just blowing bubbles!

  7. Will be happy if we don’t end up signing him. Price just over blown for a little over average player (not top quality/world class imo).
    Don’t know why Edu and co are wasting time pursuing such an exorbitant deal when you can get a Caicedo and a Zunimendi by adding a little to Westham’s asking price.
    We need to be smart about this. Sometimes it’s not all about just coughing out and spending money but also doing it wisely. Take a look at Liverpool for example with the MacAllister deal.
    To me, Rice is not up to the level of Rodri whom City got for just around 60m.
    He is just an overpriced material that won’t do much better that what we already have.

    1. It is ridiculous but I was reading recently that Haaland is on at least half a million a week. It soon adds up😱

      1. It does but he earns it as the best in the world.

        Rice is good but nowhere near the best in the world.

  8. Have not seen much from rice that makes him very expressive like that coz even with him westham was about to go for relegation, I therefore advise arsenal to get lavia and zubimendi but not to risk loosing party who won many games more than all these players.

    1. Owina you must realized that Rise is playing iin a team of mediocre players n just lifted a big trophy under his leadership after many years

  9. Arsenal should buy Declan Rice by way or crook.He provides steel in the middle of the park.he provides leadership which other midfielders mentioned lacks.He is very fit self gets injured.And he is a winner.

  10. He is very fit m seldom gets injured n he is a winner Arsenal needs winners like him who can motivate when things are down

  11. “ It’s also stated”.By who? West Ham of course? They want a bidding war & as yet aren’t getting it? Why? Cos he’s told them he’s going nowhere except Arsenal no matter how much the media try to instigate an alternative.So if the spammers don’t play ball.He sits back,waits a season & walks for zilch.£100 million down the pan.Really? Are they that thick? Well maybe Moysey!

  12. Rice has two years remaining as there is an option for Wham to extend by one season. Is he our top target or is Parlour correct in stating that he’s just a smokescreen? I believe we want him and the bid was a genuine bid even though we lowballed knowing full well they would not accept it, just an attempt to give us a little wiggle room to see if they come down slightly which they didn’t entertain

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