Declan Rice, a midfielder for West Ham United, is a target for Liverpool, according to GiveMeSport reporter Rudy Galetti. The Reds are reportedly aiming to sign the English midfielder, so it appears that the quest for midfield options has advanced once further.
The 24-year-old is frequently mentioned as a potential transfer target for Arsenal, but according to Galetti, both Liverpool and Chelsea are also interested in signing him.
Declan Rice link to Liverpool
Rice is a target for Liverpool, according to transfer source Dean Jones, who spoke to GMS back in December. Arsenal, who are currently atop the Premier League, appears to be the team most interested in signing the Englishman right now. The team in north London is hoping to sign him this summer for £70 million.
Another source is that West Ham wants more than £100 million for its midfielder but may have to accept a deal closer to £80 million.
What Rudy Galetti says?
Rice is reportedly on Liverpool’s radar ahead of the upcoming transfer window, according to Galetti.
“It’s an open race. It’s an evolving situation because also Chelsea and Liverpool are interested in him. We have to wait a few more weeks to better understand the future of Declan Rice.“
Liverpool does not now appear to be the favorite to sign him, but it is not impossible. Because of their manager Mikel Arteta, Rice is allegedly “leaning towards joining Arsenal” this summer.
The Gunners appear to be the England international’s preferred team, while Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund is also the subject of Liverpool’s current attention. The Reds are hopeful that they will sign the ex-Birmingham City player during the upcoming transfer window.
Would Liverpool be wise to bring in Rice? The Reds fans shouldn’t have any doubts about it. He would add a lot to their midfield as he has also been dubbed a “phenomenal player” by former Manchester City and West Ham winger Trevor Sinclair.
The Premier League tackle average for the Hammers skipper is 2.3 per game this year, the second-highest in his team.
However, Bellingham is obviously Jurgen Klopp’s top objective, and Rice would likely find it difficult to decline a move to Arsenal if the Gunners win the Premier League and qualify for the Champions League the next season. All things considered, the Emirates appears to be a more plausible location than Anfield.