Arsenal sign Declan Rice from West Ham in club-record £105m deal; England midfielder’s move is a record transfer fee between two British clubs; the 24-year-old becomes Arsenal’s third summer signing to take Gunners’ spending to £208m; Rice signs five-year deal at Arsenal
The deal eclipses the £72m Arsenal paid for Nicolas Pepe from Lille in 2019, while it is also a record transfer fee between two British clubs.
But Rice’s signing is just short of the British record transfer fee with Chelsea paying £106.8m for midfielder Enzo Fernandez from Benfica in January.
Rice has signed a five-year deal at Arsenal which runs until 2028, with the option of a further year and will wear the number 41 shirt.
His move to the Emirates Stadium brings a decade-long spell at West Ham to an end, rising from a youth-team player to club captain.