Arsenal forced to make payments compromise. Declan Rice’s transfer from West Ham United apparently required Arsenal to make payments over a significantly shorter period of time than they had hoped. The London rivals intended to spread the payments out over five years, while the Hammers planned to pay the money in two installments over the following 18 months.
According to a report by Jacob Steinberg of The Guardian, Rice’s transfer to Arsenal and West Ham United has finally been agreed upon. The payment arrangement, however, has required sacrifices from both parties.
The Gunners proposed a five-year payment schedule, but the Hammers instantly objected. After more than a week of negotiations, the two teams decided to spread out the payment into three installments of 24 months.
With add-ons, Arsenal has agreed to pay a cost of £105 million, with the remaining £100 million to be paid over the following two years. Before making the finalization of his transfer to the Emirates, the midfielder is anticipated to have his medical this week.
Bothroyd feels that Rice is a “top, top player” for Arsenal:
Declan Rice has received high praise from former Arsenal midfielder Jay Bothroyd, who thinks the club has acquired a good talent. The West Ham player, according to him, is the ideal complement to Mikel Arteta’s team.
He mentioned the following this week while speaking to Sporting News: “Declan Rice is the person that everyone is referring to. With him, Arsenal will acquire the most expensive British footballer in history as well as one of the best players in his position. He has been outstanding for West Ham as their captain and leader. And he was outstanding during their Europa Conference League victory. He now has the opportunity to play on the largest stage in a large club, which we haven’t seen him do yet.”
He added: “I didn’t think Rice was the end-all and be-all, personally. It’s a lot of money to spend £100 million for a defensive midfielder who doesn’t score goals. You need to sign two top-tier midfielders because Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka may be going. Arsenal won’t be able to rotate players like they did in the Europa League last season in the Champions League.”
According to The Athletic, Rice was also being courted by Manchester City and Bayern Munich. The Cityzens left when their £90 million offer was turned down, but the German team made no counteroffer.
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