Trippier Rates Rice Ahead of Casemiro and Partey As Arsenal Line Up Move for West Ham Star

Trippier Rates Rice Ahead of Casemiro and Partey As Arsenal Line Up Move for West Ham Star

Elijah Odetokun
February 8, 2023 at 10:14 AM
  • England midfielder Declan Rice is the subject of transfer interest from Arsenal and Chelsea
  • The two clubs are lining up a move that will be worth £100m for the West Ham midfielder
  • Kieran Trippier has now made an audacious claim about the midfielder

Chelsea and Arsenal are hot on the heels of West Ham midfielder Declan Rice ahead of the summer transfer window, and he will cost around £100m to poach him from the grasp of his current club.

For Arsenal, they want a midfield cover for star midfielder Thomas Partey. For Chelsea, they are looking for an ideal partner for Enzo Fernandez to give their midfield a new look after years of abandoning it.

The 24-year-old is open to moving, having reiterated his desire during the World Cup to leave the club and join a top club that gives him a chance to win big trophies.

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Trippier picks compatriot Declan Rice ahead of Thomas Partey and Casemiro. Photo by James Gill.
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Trippier rates Rice ahead of Partey and Casemiro

England defender Kieran Trippier has dropped a controversial opinion after commenting on the midfielder, whom manager David Moyes claims is worth a British record fee, as reported by Goal.

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Speaking to FIVE, as quoted by Metro UK, the Newcastle United defender has put his compatriot ahead of Ghanaian midfielder and Manchester United star Casemiro.

‘Declan… Declan’s unbelievable. Probably one of the best in the world in what he does,’ he said when asked to choose between Rice and his former Atletico Madrid teammate.
‘Yes,’ when asked if Rice is ahead of Casemiro. ‘Don’t get me wrong, Casemiro, the trophies he’s won, the Champions Leagues, of course, he’s a world-class player, but if you’re talking right now, Dec is incredible, he’s got the age as well.’ he added.
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Declan Rice sets sights on move away from West Ham in the summer. Photo by Ian MacNicol.
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Rice outlines title ambitions

Declan Rice is a former Chelsea academy player and is best friends with Mason Mount, who has won the UEFA Champions League with the Blues.

This is one of the things that has prompted him to have his sights set on a move away from West Ham to be able to compete for the top trophies, as earlier reported by Sports Brief.

He made this statement during the World Cup and has not changed his mind. West Ham already resigned to losing him in the summer but wants a massive fee to part ways.

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