Declan Rice spotted as Arsenal presenter ‘confirms’ £105m transfer

Declan Rice is set to join Arsenal in a club record £105million deal and an Arsenal presenter has all but confirmed the transfer

Arsenal presenter Nicole Holliday appears to have all but confirmed Declan Rice’s transfer to the club.

With an agreement between player and club, the Gunners are closing in on an announcement for the 24-year-old midfielder for what is set to be a club record fee rising to £105million. Having had two bids for the player rejected, West Ham agreed to sell their captain nearly two weeks ago.

Mikel Arteta is now waiting to be able to announce Rice as an Arsenal player ahead of pre-season as the players return to the club’s London Colney training base for preparation ahead of the trip to America. Rice, meanwhile, has been on holiday. However, a move is getting closer to completion. Broadcaster and Arsenal fan, Holliday, has now raised the alarm once more with a post on Instagram.

Writing on her story, Holliday said: “Ok I’m either going mad/need an eye test or I just saw Declan Rice at the airport. Was gonna go and intro myself coz ya know, we’ll be working together next season [eyes emoji] but got scared loool.”

Whilst fans eagerly wait for final confirmation of Rice’s arrival, anticipation continues to build at the Emirates Stadium with every passing update.

Alongside Rice, the Gunners are waiting to announce Ajax defender Jurrien Timber having already made the high profile addition of Kai Havertz for £65million earlier in the window.

With just over one month left to go until the start of the new season, having players in position to train and work under Arteta as quickly as possible will be a huge benefit and all indications point towards Rice being pictured in a red shirt swiftly.