Tag Archives: Declan Rice

Mikel, Edu, & Kroenke: Bayern can pound sand.

As the silly season ramps up, the number of stories linking coveted players multiplies like a wet mogwai. Just as aggravating, most of those stories are about as reliable as a wet tissue in a rainstorm. Still, the persistence of the stories around our interest in Declan Rice lends a veneer of verisimilitude to them all. With that in mind, it’s more than a bit galling to see the likes of PSG and Bayern getting linked to Rice. That’s our rumour, our clickbait! It’s bad form to horn in on another club’s action.

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Arsenal receive MAJOR boost in pursuit of Rice AND Caicedo!

The North London club have apparently eclipsed Chelsea as both clubs chase two of the summer transfer window’s most-coveted target: Declan Rice and Moisés Caicedo. Various reports go so far as to say that Chelsea are “out of the running” for Rice and that Arsenal have “jumped ahead” of Chelsea in the race to sign Caicedo. Signing just one would be a massive boost to our fortunes; signing both? Priceless.

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Arsenal can get Declan Rice for £100m and Lokonga? Do it, Mikel…

When West Ham managed to defeat Man U on Sunday courtesy of a wicked rabbit-chaser feeble touch past de Gea, my first thought was, “well, that’s relegation avoided for the Hammers, then. Rice will be staying”. After all, the result put them seven points from the drop-zone, thus staving off the need to sell prized assets while they still could. However, the news out of Stratford is that Rice could be made available for £100m plus a player or two. While at first blush that price tag seems steep, the reality is that this is the water in which we’re all treading. I have a new notions about swimming…

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We’ll have an Osimhein, the Rice, some Diaby, and, um, Guehi.

Okay, so that’s a wild wish-list, but it’s not so outlandish that we should rule it out. For one, Silent Stan Kroenke has re-registered Arsenal as a private limited company (PLC), furthering a move away from the public company model. The downside? Shares of the club are no longer available to the public. The upside? Kroenke is taking on a larger role in financing the club, as evinced by his spending £400 million on new signings in recent years. This is the water in which we swim. At least Kroenke doesn’t have his hands sullied by any significant human rights abuses…

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Forget Caicedo. It’s Rice or bust.

Tantalus has nothing on the Arsenal when it comes to transfer rumours, even less when it comes to finding the next dominant DM/#6/Heir to Vieira. With that as a backdrop, there have been some mouth-watering rumours circling around us circling both Moisés Caicedo and Declan Rice. We’re gonna need a bigger boat and all that. Sadly, it seems that Brighton’s form not to mention its recent transfer business may have shut the door on Caicedo bolstering our ranks.

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