West Ham dissatisfied with the way Arsenal paid for Rice

Jun 29, 2023 Arsenal

Arsenal’s pursuit of West Ham midfielder Declan Rice looks to have hit a stumbling block, with the London club reportedly unhappy with the proposed payment structure for the deal.

The Gunners had made an offer of £105m on Tuesday night, with £75m of that amount set to be paid upfront and the remaining £30m spread out over a five-year contract, plus a £5m add-on. However, according to reports, West Ham are not satisfied with this payment plan and have rejected it.

The two clubs have been in talks since then, trying to negotiate an agreement that would satisfy both parties. West Ham are aware of Rice’s desire to move to Arsenal and may be willing to accept an alternative payment structure if it meets their demands.

Despite this setback, Arsenal remain optimistic they can agree on a deal for Rice. The club are keenly aware of the importance of signing Rice.

This is not the first time Arsenal have been linked with Rice this season; they saw multiple offers turned down in January after failing to meet West Ham’s demands. But now that Arsenal’s finances have been bolstered by their Europa League success last season and promising start to this campaign, they appear more determined than ever to sign him up.

It’s clear that both clubs will need to find some middle ground if a transfer is going to be agreed upon but there is still hope for Arsenal fans who want to see their new hero wearing the red jersey next season. While no agreement has been reached yet, it would certainly seem that all parties involved are eager for the move to go through before the summer transfer window closes.

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