Fabrizio Romano has reported that Manchester City’s first official bid for Declan Rice worth £80m plus £10m add ons, has been rejected by West Ham. The Hammers want an £100m fee for their club captain.
The 24-year-old made 50 appearances for West Ham this season, scoring five goals and providing four assists. Rice captained West Ham to their first trophy since 1980, winning the Europa Conference League after beating Fiorentina 2-1 in the final.
Transfermarkt value the England International at €90.00m, however West Ham are demanding a fee of £100m. This could be due to the fact he is only 24 years of age, is their club captain, and many clubs are interested in him. It has been reported a few times this month that the Hammers are hoping for a bidding war for Rice.
Arsenal are expected to bid again, after their last offer worth £75m plus £15m was rejected. The add ons in the deal have been reported as “hard to achieve“, and West Ham will want the add ons included in any deal for Rice to be realistic.
Connor Holden | Get Football