West Ham seems prepared to reinvest the money they will receive from Arsenal for Declan Rice by strengthening their own squad, writes the WHZ.
As reported by The Times, Arsenal is confident that a deal will be concluded within the next 48 hours, with a fee of £105 million agreed upon. This transfer fee would establish a new record for a British player and represent the highest amount West Ham has ever received for the sale of a first-team player. Consequently, it is logical for them to consider using these funds to acquire new players and construct a well-rounded team capable of achieving a top-10 finish.
According to the Evening Standard, West Ham has initiated initial discussions with the representatives of Alex Scott, a midfielder from Bristol City. Manager David Moyes is reportedly interested in recruiting British players during this summer transfer window, and Scott aligns with their desired profile.
While Bristol City’s Nigel Pearson may desire to retain the 19-year-old midfielder, the prospect of playing in the Premier League and potentially competing in European competitions could be too enticing to reject. The Express reported that securing the services of this talented midfielder from Bristol City would require a fee of £25 million.
Scott, who has drawn comparisons to Manchester City’s Jack Grealish, has attracted significant interest from several Premier League clubs. Whether West Ham’s proactive approach will enable them to secure Scott’s signature ahead of competing teams remains to be seen.