West Ham United has announced that a British record transfer fee has been agreed upon for the departure of Declan Rice from the club.
The 24-year-old midfielder leaves the Hammers after making 245 senior appearances, culminating in the triumph of lifting the UEFA Europa Conference League trophy last month.
Rice, who began his football journey at West Ham’s Academy of Football at Chadwell Heath, has emerged as one of the brightest young talents in world football.
He has been named Hammer of the Year three times and has earned 43 caps for the England national team since making his debut in 2019.
As the club captain since 2022, Rice played a pivotal role in West Ham’s successful season, which resulted in winning their second major European trophy in the club’s history.