Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, has provided an explanation for the club’s decision to break their transfer record in order to secure the signing of Declan Rice from West Ham.
Arteta praised the 24-year-old midfielder as an outstanding player, and the Gunners have finally completed his transfer for a fee of £105 million.
Rice has committed to a long-term contract at the Emirates Stadium, as he was identified as Arteta’s top target for the summer transfer window since January.
Following Rice’s arrival, Arteta expressed his thoughts, stating, “Declan brings undeniable quality to the club, and he is an exceptional talent who has the potential to achieve great success here.”
Arteta highlighted Rice’s extensive experience in the Premier League, despite being only 24 years old. He mentioned Rice’s captaincy of a strong West Ham team and his recent triumph in a European competition. Arteta was impressed by Rice’s responsibility and the influential role he has taken on, and he expressed the club’s excitement about his arrival at Arsenal.
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