Declan Rice will be aiming to evade the popular “big money curse” after he finally switched from West Ham United to Arsenal, Newspremises understands.
The Gunners paid a record transfer fee of £105 million for the services of the England international, with an additional £5 million in add-ons.
Rice has put the pen to paper on a five-year contract with Arsenal, just weeks after leading West Ham to the Europa Conference League final and sending an open message to West Ham fans earlier in the day.
News Premises takes a look at the ten most expensive English players signed by Premier League clubs.
Declean Rice moved to Arsenal made him the most expensive English player signed by a Premier League club in history.
Rice is ahead of Manchester City’s Jack Grealish, who sits in second position after his £100 million move from Aston Villa to the Citizens in 2021.
The top ten is completed by Harry Maguire (£80m, Leicester City to Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (£75m, Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United), Mason Mount (£60m, Chelsea to Man United), Ben White (£50m, Brighton to Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (£49m, Man City to Chelsea), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£48.5m, Crystal Palace to Man United), John Stones (£47.5m, Everton to Man City), Kyle Walker (£45m, Tottenham to Man City )