Kevin Campbell believes West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice would be an Arsenal player in the next ‘decade’ if he secures a transfer to the club in the summer.
The West Ham United captain has important things to think about before considering a move to Arsenal as his side are set to take part in Wednesday night’s Europa League Conference final against Fiorentina.
It is expected to be Declan Rice’s last bow in the Claret and Blue colors as Campbell believes the ‘Smasher’ will be ‘perfect’ for Mikel Arteta’s side, he said Anyway talks about football.
That’s been expected for a while, but once the Europa League Conference final is over, fans are expecting Rice’s future to settle down.
If the rumored move to the Emirates goes through, the England international will bring much-needed quality to Arsenal’s side, who narrowly missed out on the Premier League title this season.
The 24-year-old has the engine to lead Arsenal’s midfield and Campbell is excited about his potential arrival and what he will bring with him in the years to come.
“I think Declan Rice is a top player,” Campbell said. “I think coming to Arsenal would be crucial for us. He’s young enough and he’s good enough.
“He’s young enough to be the focal point of that midfield for a decade. That’s what I say. If people say, ‘Oh, he’s got £100m.’ Well, £10m a year, I’d take that. You would have him for ten years.
“What seems pretty expensive at first when you look at it over a number of years isn’t that expensive. I think he will be a perfect fit for Arsenal because he can play in so many different positions.
“He’s got the kind of game, the flexible game that he could be the runner in midfield, the keeper in midfield, he could be the eight and he could be the destroyer.” It’s been a while since we one could have such a player.”
Rice to replace Partey?
For most of the season, Arsenal’s defensive brain has been one of his side’s best players and a key figure in the side that has long topped the Premier League table.
However, in the decisive moments of the season, Thomas Partey dropped out and was benched by Arteta at the end.
Given Granit’s departure, is Rice coming in or will he replace Partey which would then give Arsenal the much-needed depth they need?
In any case, these are exciting times for the club and its fans.
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