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  • Updated: June 27, 2023

Two Reasons West Ham Turned Down Man City's £90M Bid For Declan Rice

Two Reasons West Ham Turned Down Man City's £90M Bid For De

Declan Rice

In a surprising turn of events, West Ham United have rejected Manchester City's initial bid of £90 million for their skipper, Declan Rice.

According to The Telegraph, the Hammers are holding out for a minimum of £100 million for the coveted player, who has been a key figure in their recent success, including their triumph in the Europa Conference League.

Although Arsenal has also shown significant interest in Rice and had two previous offers turned down, their forthcoming improved offer will not be a direct response to Manchester City's bid.

However, it is expected to align with West Ham's valuation of the player, making him Mikel Arteta's primary target this summer.

West Ham's decision to reject Manchester City's offer comes after the club witnessed Jude Bellingham's move to Real Madrid for a staggering fee that could rise up to £115 million.

Considering Bellingham's transfer, as well as Rice's expressed desire to leave the club this summer, the Hammers are determined to secure a significant sum for their prized asset.

Another factor that has emerged in negotiations is the payment structure.

West Ham is seeking to have the guaranteed portion of the fee paid in two instalments before 2025, while Arsenal's previous bid included payments spread over five years.

It remains to be seen how the Gunners will structure their improved offer to accommodate West Ham's preferences.

As the transfer saga surrounding Declan Rice intensifies, football fans eagerly await the outcome of Arsenal's upcoming bid and whether it will be enough to entice West Ham into parting ways with their star midfielder.

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