Several top Premier League clubs are reportedly interested in signing the English international, but he won’t come cheap, writes the FFC.
According to a recent report on Sky Sports, Rice’s price tag could be as high as £120m if a Champions League club such as Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool or Arsenal want to secure his services.
The report also suggests that West Ham might be open to selling the midfielder for £100m, along with another player as part of a swap deal. In one of his YouTube videos, journalist Charles Watts proposed three names that Arsenal could use in a potential move for Rice.
He said: “It’ll be interesting when you look if they are willing to accept a player, potentially someone like Eddie Nketiah.
“£100m plus Eddie Nketiah, Folarin Balogun even. You know, West Ham need a striker – might be looking at either of those two.
“Emile Smith Rowe, his future is potentially unclear going into the summer. Could you throw him into the mix as well? So there’s, there’s potential for Arsenal.”
Although Nketiah, Balogun, and Smith Rowe are all players with a more offensive mindset, rumors suggest that one of them may be able to join Arsenal if Gianluca Scamacca leaves this summer. As many clubs have shown interest in Rice, it remains to be seen which club can present West Ham with the most appealing offer in the upcoming transfer window.