Between Arsenal and Chelsea, Rice has made her choice


Courted for many months by several formations, the English midfielder of West Ham, Declan Rice, knows where he wants to play.

Declan Rice, West Ham

If a departure from Declan Rice does not seem to be on the agenda in this winter transfer window, the Three Lions international (39 caps) should not continue the adventure with his training club, West Ham, next season. Aged 24, captain of his favorite club, Declan Rice now seems ready to leave the nest. But for what training?

According to the indiscretions of The Guardian, the English would have a preference for Arsenal. Yet in the sights of Chelsea, as well as Liverpool, the Hammer would particularly appreciate the work of the Spaniard Mikel Arteta, who has dramatically recovered the Gunners, with young players. Currently, Arsenal are leaders in the Premier League.

Under contract until 2024 with West Ham, Declan Rice could be sold at a high price. Estimated at 80M euros by the site Transfermarktthe Briton could leave for a sum close to or exceeding 100 million euros.

A cheaper track in Spain?

But will the Gunners be able and willing to spend so much on Declan Rice? According to information relayed by the Spanish media Padlock Ser, Arsenal are interested in Martin Zubimendi. The 23-year-old Spaniard, less known than the Englishman from West Ham, has been tracked by prestigious clubs for several months.

Indeed, the Real Sociedad player, who was called up for a return to the national team, was cited last summer at FC Barcelona, ​​​​as well as at Real Madrid. Under contract until 2027 with his training club, Martin Zubimendi is a key element of the first team this season (22 games, 1 goal, 3 assists).

Wishing to end the season at Real Sociedad, the Spanish midfielder could be tempted by the Gunners, especially since the English club could activate the player’s release clause of 60 million euros.

Between Arsenal and Chelsea, Rice has made her choice 24hfootnews.

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