Declan Rice will leave West Ham United in the summer and chances are he could be on his way to the Bundesliga.
Rice’s contract with West Ham expires in the summer of 2024 and David Moyes has already hinted that the midfielder will be on his way out at the end of this season.
“We honestly hope he stays,” said Moyes(h/t Sky Sports). “We’d love for him to be a West Ham player but we are aware that might not be the case at the end of the season.
“So that’s one of the scenarios around planning. There are plans that we have Dec here but we’re also fully aware there is a good chance we won’t have him.”
Will Declan Rice choose a move to Germany rather than join Man United or Arsenal?
Man United are looking for a long-term replacement for Casemiro which is why Declan Rice is on their radar and Mikel Arteta is also keen to bring in midfield reinforcements. Xhaka is going to leave while Jorginho has not lived up to the expectations and that’s why Rice is target number one for Arsenal.
The Hammers will demand £100 million for their star midfielder and most experts believe it’s the Gunners who are favourites to land the England international.
Arsenal have been pretty confident that Declan Rice will choose them over Man United but Bayern Munich’s entrance could change the whole scenario.
Tuchel has seen Rice from close quarters during his time in England and it’s being claimed that the manager is a big fan of the midfielder.
However, we seriously doubt if the Bavarians will be ready to shell out £100 million on a single player.
Rice can very easily snub Arsenal and Manchester United for a team of Bayern’s stature but we highly doubt if the Bundesliga side will be ready to pay such a steep amount. They are not known to be big spenders plus they are also planning to sign a new striker in the summer.
At the Allianz Arena, Declan Rice will be able to rub shoulders with the best and he will be able to compete and win silverware every season but for that to happen Bayern Munich will first need to empty their pockets.
Arsenal and Manchester United will be more than willing to pay £100 million for the midfielder but Thomas Tuchel will have to move heaven and earth for his board to greenlight such a massive financial deal.