Declan Rice Transfer News & Odds

Liam Bewsher | @LBewsherMedia

Declan Rice Transfer News & Odds

England midfielder Declan Rice is a player that will attract plenty of interest once again, having performed exceptionally well for the Three Lions at the World Cup in Qatar.

The West Ham United man recently said in an interview that he has aspirations to play in the Champions League and to win trophies in his career. This was a large hint that he will be looking to leave the Hammers in the near future as they simply just haven’t been able to offer this, especially in a time when the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool have been so dominant in English football.

Here we take a look at Rice’s potential suitors for the January transfer window.

Club Latest Odds
Chelsea 9/2
Manchester United 5/1
Liverpool 7/1
Arsenal 12/1
Manchester City 14/1
Newcastle United 16/1

Chelsea Odds: 9/2

Rice has been linked with a move to Chelsea for a while now, having left the Blues as a youngster when he was released back in 2014.

The 23-year-old is a good friend of Mason Mount’s and could be the ideal replacement for the likes of Jorginho, who is set to turn 31 years old before the turn of the year and only has a contract until the end of the current campaign.

On top of this, Rice would provide a midfielder with good defensive awareness, while being useful aerially in both boxes, on top of having an accomplished passing range - the kind of player that the Blues lack in general having struggled in the early days of the Graham Potter regime in the aftermath of Thomas Tuchel’s sacking.

Rice is priced at 9/2 to rejoin Chelsea having left them as a teenager - click on the link to claim this bet in your bet slip!

Manchester United Odds: 5/1

United have been linked with the West Ham man on several occasions in the past couple of seasons. Could the Old Trafford club be about to re-ignite their interest?

It is no secret that Erik ten Hag is looking to upgrade United’s midfield, despite already signing the likes of Christian Eriksen and Casemiro in the summer transfer window.

Fred’s contract runs out at the end of the current campaign, which sees the Brazilian earn £120,000 per week, there is the possibility that he will be released, while goalkeeper David De Gea is also in a similar situation on £375,000 per week - there could be a huge chance for the Red Devils to reinvest this money on high-quality replacements, having already removed Cristiano Ronaldo’s £550,000 per week contract.

The Red Devils could do with another ball playing box to box midfielder in their ranks, something that Rice has shown he is capable of. They also need another defensive midfielder as some form of cover for Casemiro.

Rice is priced at 5/1 to join United in January.

Liverpool Odds: 7/1

Liverpool have recently been linked with a move for the West Ham midfielder, as Jurgen Klopp looks to revamp his ageing midfield.

A lot of key issues at the start of the 2022/23 season for the Reds have come from their midfielders' lack of energy as the likes of Jordan Henderson and James Milner are 32 and 36 years of age and playing on a regular basis, due to injuries suffered by Thiago (31 years old), while both Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both look set to leave next summer.

Reports have linked the Anfield club with a double swoop for both Rice and Jude Bellingham in the next 12 months as they look to compete at the top of the table again, as they did last campaign.

Liverpool are priced at 7/1 to acquire Rice in January.

Arsenal Odds: 12/1

Premier League leaders, Arsenal, could also be a destination for Rice, as the Gunners look likely to qualify for next season’s Champions League at worst.

Mikel Arteta has built an impressive project having been shown plenty of patience by Arsenal’s board, growing several young talents into key players, such as Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith-Rowe and more, while investing in other players such as Ben White, Gabriel Jesus and Martin Odegaard. Could Rice be about to join this exciting crop of players?

There is a chance that the Gunners will invest heavily in January with this being one of their best shots at the Premier League title since they last won it in the 2003/04 season. Rice would also be a long-term successor to both Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey as they are both 30 and 29 years old and would likely start on a regular basis.

Rice is priced at 12/1 to move to Arsenal.

Manchester City Odds: 14/1

Manchester City are always on the lookout to make improvements to what is already a world-class squad - one of the many reasons why the Sky Blues have won the Premier League title in four of the last five Premier League seasons.

So far, City haven’t had much backup for Rodri this season from summer signing Kalvin Phillips, as the former Leeds United midfielder has been injured and missed a total of 11 fixtures in the first half of the campaign. This is on top of the 16 games Phillips missed for Leeds last season.

There is a chance that Rice could be snapped up to give Rodri some adequate cover, while also being a successor for the likes of Ilkay Gundogan who looks likely to depart the Premier League champions at the end of this season.

City are priced at 14/1 to sign Rice from West Ham.

Newcastle United Odds: 16/1

Newcastle United are the final team on this list, as they look further invest into their squad that sits third in the Premier League table heading into the Boxing Day fixtures.

With the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund having a wealth that theoretically sees them able to purchase any player in world football, the signing of Rice could be on the cards as they look to build a squad that can maintain their current status - a side that can regularly compete for European football before one-day becoming challengers for the Premier League title.

Rice may find the proposition of joining Newcastle an attractive one, especially having seen the likes of Bruno Guimaraes and Kieran Trippier excel under Eddie Howe’s management.

Rice is priced at 16/1 to move from West Ham to Newcastle in January.