Arsenal fans are currently experiencing a thrilling time, writes the TopFlight. In the latest Arsenal transfer news, Top Flight reported that the Gunners have received a significant boost in their pursuit of Declan Rice, as their main competitor, Manchester City, has withdrawn from the race. It is quite uncommon to see the North London side outspending their financially formidable rivals like City.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the deal is nearing completion and is “very close” to being finalized. However, there is one condition that Arsenal must fulfill to secure West Ham’s agreement. It appears that the Hammers are seeking a guaranteed payment of £100 million within 18 months, deviating from the original financial arrangement that spanned four years. If Mikel Arteta can agree to this condition, it is highly likely that the deal will move forward.
This is the final point being discussed between Arsenal and West Ham for Declan Rice… ⚪️🔴⌛️
◉ Arsenal offer to pay £100m fixed fee in four years.
◉ West Ham want £100m fixed fee to be paid in 18 months.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 28, 2023