TalkSPORT pundit Ray Parlour has said that Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United could beat Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal to the signing of Declan Rice from David Moyes’s West Ham United.
According to The Sun, Manchester United and Arsenal are interested in signing Declan Rice from Premier League rivals West Ham United in the summer transfer window.
The Daily Mail have also claimed interest from the Gunners and the Red Devils in Rice.
Former Arsenal star and talkSPORT pundit Parlour believes that United could beat United to the signing of the 24-year-old England international midfielder if they pay more money.
Parlour said on talkSPORT, as transcribed by TBR: “Declan’s got a big decision about what he wants to do. If he wants to stay in London then Arsenal is a good move for him.
“But Manchester United are a massive club. So when they come knocking on the door, and with West Ham, they want to get the best deal for themselves, so it’s all about what the deal is on the table.
“Man United can probably pay more money that Arsenal if I’m being honest. It will be interesting to see what Declan does.
“There’s always a valuation and it can go over the top. I think Arsenal will have their ceiling and if Manchester United come and break that by £20m or whatever, then you can’t do anything about that.”
Tough choice for Declan Rice between Arsenal and Manchester United
In our view, it would be tough for Declan Rice to make a decision between Arsenal and Manchester United.
Both Arsenal and Manchester United are massive clubs, and both will play in the UEFA Champions League next season.
And both the Gunners and the Red Devils will challenge for the Premier League title next season.
For West Ham United, it is very simple in regard to Rice.
The Hammers will sell the England international midfielder to whichever club pays the most money.
Rice has a big decision to make in the summer transfer window.
He is 24 now and is an established England international.
And he is also one of the best midfielders around.
Rice needs to go to a club where he would get better and win major trophies, or at least challenge for them on a consistent basis.