West Ham seal Rice payment deal


 By Hughie Southon and Sean Whetstone

West Ham have confirmed that agreement has been reached with Arsenal on the Declan Rice deal.

Arsenal have been  busily briefing  many media outlets telling them that they have reached a verbal agreement with West Ham over the payment structure and clauses for the £105m sale of Declan Rice.

And speaking to Claret and Hugh our top source revealed: ” That is the case. It is  £100m plus £5m of semi tough add ons.”

Rice is due for a medical on Friday and our source added: “I am not sure why the medical isn’t today, why wait till Friday

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The Gooners will pay the fee over two years with an upfront payment and the two others on on the July of 2024 and the other a year later.

It is likely to take another 24 hours for the paperwork to be completed between the two clubs.

The 24-year-old Hammer then needs to sign his Arsenal contract believed to worth at least £250,000 per week and most importantly Arsenal need to bank transfer the first multi million pound up front payment to the Hammers in return for releasing his player registration.

This could drag on to the Sunday or even next Monday before Arsenal officially announce it on their website.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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