At FC Bayern there are thoughts about a transfer of the English national player Declan Rice. That reports sports1. Accordingly, those responsible find the midfielder from West Ham United “exciting”. However, it is also immediately restricted that a commitment by Rice would probably be too expensive for the German record champions.
The 24-year-old is under contract with the Hammers until 2024, with the club having the option of a one-year extension. There have been rumors of a change for months, with Arsenal and Chelsea in particular being interested. In this context, a transfer fee of more than 100 million euros is repeatedly mentioned.
A sum that is too high for FC Bayern. There they are looking for a reinforcement for the midfield centre, but buying a new striker is even higher on the priority list. This, too, is likely to be an expensive undertaking and eat up a significant part of the transfer budget.
Rice played in Chelsea youth from 2006 to 2013 before moving to London neighbors West Ham on a free transfer. There he made the leap into the professional squad in 2017.
This season, Rice completed 45 competitive games for the conference league semifinalists, in which he delivered 4 goals and 4 assists. At the World Cup in Qatar, the 41-time England international played in all five games for the Three Lions. He completed four of them over the full 90 minutes.