This summer’s biggest word, it’s not Kane! ‘The 2nd Gerrard’ that led the 14th team to the top of Europe Starting price already a new Premier League record!
- on Jun 09, 2023
The player who will heat up the transfer market this summer is not Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur). Declan Rice (West Ham), who has reserved the next best central midfielder spot, is the main character.
British media ‘The Sun’ reported on the 9th (Korean time) that ‘West Ham demanded a new Premier League record for Rice’s transfer fee’.
As of the 9th, the highest transfer fee in the Premier League is the amount Chelsea paid for Enzo Fernandez from Benfica in February of this year. The Sun revealed that it was 106 million pounds (about 172.5 billion won), and it was also known as 107 million pounds (about 174 billion won).
The highest transfer fee for an English national is 100 million pounds (approximately 163 billion won) for Jack Grealish. This is the money that Manchester City gave to Aston Villa.
The Sun said: ‘West Ham owner David Sullivan has finally decided that Rice can be sold. The bidding war starts with 110 million pounds (about 179 billion won). Arsenal and Manchester United will compete.”
Rice led West Ham to the top of European competition for the first time since 1965. West Ham beat Fiorentina 2-1 in the Europa Conference League. West Ham only finished 14th in the Premier League this year, but caused a cataclysm by winning the Conference League trophy.
Rice originally started his career as a central defender and transformed into a defensive midfielder. His defensive power is basic and his ball distribution ability is excellent, so he is called ‘the second Steven Gerrard’.
Initially, it seemed that Kane would be the hottest this summer. Man Utd and Real Madrid sent a love call. Coincidentally, Kane also had a year left on his contract, so it was the right time to transfer. Kane’s ransom was estimated to be at least £100m.안전놀이터
But Real were not willing to pay £100m. At the same time, Tottenham had no intention of selling Kane to a club within the Premier League. At the same time, the transfer war surrounding Kane entered a lull.
According to The Sun, West Ham owner Sullivan announced that he would send him to a big club: “Rice has devoted a lot to us. He couldn’t ask for more. He wants to leave. We promised him he could go.” .