West Ham Finally Sign Deal to Sell Declan Rice to Arsenal

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Arsenal are now set to unveil Declan Rice as West Ham have finally sign the deal to sell Declan Rice to Arsenal.

It has been over a week when the two clubs reached a record £105m agreement for Declan Rice.

Arsenal agreed to pay £100m transfer fee plus £5m add-ons for the English midfielder.

After the agreement, it has been over a week but Arsenal are yet to unveil Declan Rice as the club’s new player.

Rice missed out of the club’s new home kit unveiling on Monday sparking reactions the deal might not have been sealed by the two parties.

Sources close to the club revealed Mikel Arteta wanted to draft Rice into his Arsenal squad for preseason and wanted the deal to be completed and and the unveiling done before preseason on Thursday.

Arsenal finally set to unveil Declan Rice as West finally sign off deal

However, it was understood the deal was not completed as Arteta envisaged before the preseason campaign.

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Arsenal played Nurnberg in their first preseason campaign on Thursday without Rice.

Futballnews learnt the delay in Declan Rice announcement as Arsenal player was not caused by West Ham.

According to reports, West Ham have finalized the deal but were yet to sign it off for the announcement to be done. It was however understood that the club had agreed to all details of the deal with Arsenal.

The delay was reportedly caused by Arsenal lawyers who were painstakingly sleuthing through all details of the deal before approval.

After going through all terms of agreement between the two clubs, the papers were expected to be sent back to West Ham United for them to sign it off.

Declan Rice

It was understood West Ham were ready to rubber-stamp the deal after scrutiny by Arsenal lawyers hence the Hammers were not liable for blame for the delay in announcement and unveiling of Rice by Arsenal.

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West Ham finally sign Declan Rice’s deal

After much ado, it has been confirmed West Ham have finally signed off Declan Rice to Arsenal move after Arsenal lawyers were through with their examination and approvals of the deal.

With West Ham having signed off the deal, Arsenal are expected to announce and unveil Rice finally before the team travel to USA for their preseason tour.

This means Declan Rice will likely be unveiled on or before Sunday when the USA preseason begins as Rice will be expected to join Mikel Arteta’s squad for the tour.

Rice is the second most expensive English player after completing the 105m move to Arsenal. He is behind Jude Bellingham who joined Real Madrid for £115m, and above Jack Grealish who joined Manchester City for £100m, Harry Maguire’s £80m move to Manchester United, and Jadon Sancho who joined Manchester United for £73m Borussia Dortmund.

Declan Rice made 204 Premier League appearances for West Ham, scoring 10 goals with 10 assists. He is joining Arsenal on a five year contract with an estimated weekly wage offer of £250,000.

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