Man United are believed to be in the hunt to sign Declan Rice this summer.
Manchester United Football Club are undergoing major change right now. Erik ten Hag is leading the way nicely.
The Dutchman made some big signings over the summer, though patience is required. The loss to Arsenal yesterday highlighted that.
Plans for the next summer transfer window are no doubt underway behind the scenes, though with the Glazer family looking to sell, it does make things a little more tricky.
Either way, Ten Hag has his targets and he’s making the current board aware of some names he’d like to bring in. Amongst them is West Ham United’s Declan Rice.
It’s The Guardian with the claim, who state that United are ‘expected’ to be in the race to sign the 24-year-old, though right now, the player is ‘leaning’ towards a move to Arsenal. Chelsea are also credited with interest.
Rice, who has been talked up as a potential United target for a few years now, may finally leave West Ham this time around. I’m not surprised to hear United are interested.
It’s also no real shock to learn he wants a move to Arsenal right now. They’re flying high atop the Premier League table, plus they’re a London club and he’s a London lad. Can The Gunners afford to pay West Ham’s likely high asking price, though?
As for United, we know they can afford it, though the need to bring in an elite defensive midfielder isn’t as great as it once was. We now have Casemiro, who is probably the best in the world at that job. I guess this Rice transfer comes down to the cost. I fully expect the price-tag will be too high for Ten Hag right now, who has other priority areas to sort first.
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