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Manchester City finally make a formal bid for Declan Rice worth £80m plus £10m in add-ons

Arsenal are set to make a third offer for Declan Rice inside 48 hours after Manchester City finally tabled their formal bid for the West Ham captain worth £90million.

City’s offer comprises of a guaranteed £80million plus an extra £10m in add-ons.

The proposal beats Arsenal’s previous rejected bid of a guaranteed £75million plus an additional £15million in bonuses.

It remains to be seen if City’s offer is accepted by West Ham, but the bid will focus Arsenal’s efforts to sign Rice, who is Mikel Arteta’s No 1 target.

Pertinently, West Ham value Rice at £100million, a price City have fallen short of.

And indications on Monday night were that West Ham were minded to reject City’s offer.

Sources claim that Arsenal’s third offer will be closer towards the Hammers’ £100m valuation.

The payment structure is also emerging as a factor, with the Hammers wanting the guaranteed portion of the fee for Rice to be paid in two instalments before 2025.

Rice has been heavily linked with Arsenal since before the transfer window opened but a deal has yet to be struck.


Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online news platform - Politics, Sport & Entertainment. Prevail Inegbenose hails from Irrua, Esan Central LGA of Edo State. He studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. Prevail Inegbenose is a veteran journalist with 15 years of active and practical journalism. He has authored so many write-ups, a lot of which had been published in the newspapers, magazines and social media. Hence Prevail Inegbenose is a Journalist, Writer, Researcher, Author, Communication Expert and Consultant, Social Media Influencer, Project Management Expert, Peace Ambassador and Advocate of Good Governance and Better Society. He's a Pastor, in fact the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja Nigeria.

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