OFFICIAL: West Ham Confirms That Declan Rice Has Left The Club After Ten-Years.

West Ham United have confirmed that agreement has been reached for Declan Rice to leave the Club for a British record transfer fee. 

The 24-year-old England midfielder leaves the Hammers having made a total of 245 senior appearances for the Club – the last of which finished in glory last month as he lifted the UEFA Europa Conference League trophy in Prague to end our 43-year wait for a major honour.

West Ham finally received a paperwork and signed a deal to sell Rice to Arsenal, who and are set to announce their club-record signing before heading to the US for a pre-season tour on Sunday.

The transfer was reportedly agreed eight days ago and the Hammers were becoming increasingly frustrated by the delay to complete the deal. The hold-up was being caused by delays with the paperwork being drawn up by Arsenal's lawyers.

Rice's deal is broken down into an initial payment of £100m with £5m in add-ons and will eclipse Arsenal's previous record purchase, which is currently Nicolas Pepe from Lille for £72m in 2019.

The signing will be just short of the British transfer record, which was set by Chelsea when they paid Benfica £106.8m for Enzo Fernandez in January.

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