West Ham Bank Rice Bonus

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West Ham United will receive an additional £1 million after Arsenal secured their place in next season’s Champions League.

This bonus payment adds to the initial £100 million transfer fee agreed for Declan Rice last summer, taking the guaranteed total to £101 million. The deal also includes potential further bonuses of £1 million per season for up to five years, tied to Arsenal’s continued Champions League qualification and Rice’s playing time.

West Ham‘s negotiating prowess is evident in the structure of the deal. They prioritised a guaranteed base fee, rejecting Arsenal’s initial offer of £75 million with add-ons and Manchester City’s heavily incentivised proposal. This deal sees Rice become the most expensive British player ever transferred between Premier League clubs, surpassing Jack Grealish’s £100 million move to Manchester City.

David Moyes’ final game in charge of West Ham will be against Manchester City on the final day of the season. Julen Lopetegui will take the reins at West Ham following Moyes’ departure.

West Ham’s final day clash with Manchester City has taken on added significance. A West Ham win could throw a lifeline to Arsenal in their pursuit of the Premier League title, with a victory against Everton securing them the championship for the first time in two decades. Arsenal fans are already celebrating “getting Rice at half-price” due to the Champions League qualification bonus.

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