Man United ‘ready to break’ transfer record to sign Declan Rice

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Man United are prepared to break their transfer record to bring Declan Rice to the club…

For the last two or three decades, Manchester United have mixed big spending with development of youth. Sadly, the latter has taken a backward step to the former of late – and it hasn’t worked.

The Old Trafford club have to rediscover that perfect blend. There are some top academy graduates coming through at present so it makes sense to utilise their ability.

United have also been pretty dire when it comes to spending big. The club have tended to move for big-name players and worrying where to fit them in later. This is the complete opposite way that United should be doing things. It’s all about finding players to fit the system.

One man who’d fit into pretty much any side in the world is Declan Rice. The West Ham man is getting better and better, proving his skills against the best international players for England, while also being amongst the top dogs in his position in the Premier League.


It makes sense then, that United are ‘ready to break’ their transfer record to sign the 23-year-old – making him Erik ten Hag’s first marquee signing in the process. That’s according to 90min.com.

To add further fuel to the fire, Rice’s representatives have made it clear to West Ham that he feels this year is the right time to move away from the London Stadium.

West Ham have tried their hardest to tie West Ham down to a new deal, though they know it’ll be hard to match the weekly wage packet that Rice could get from the elite Premier League sides.

I like Rice, but just last week, David Moyes was talking about how much it’d cost to prise him away from West Ham. The fees being mentioned were pretty ridiculous £100m-£150m. Suddenly, I’m starting to like Rice a lot less…

United also wouldn’t have a free run at Rice, with both Manchester City and Chelsea also in the mix.

In an ideal world, Rice would become a Red Devil, but it feels like a long shot at this moment in time.

Would a Man United move for Declan Rice make sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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