• July 25, 2024

Chelsea board left embarrassed after almost signing £105m superstar ‘for a bargain’

Decan Rice, who progressed through Chelsea’s academy and later achieved success at West Ham, has been a standout player for Arsenal this season. He is leading their title challenge under Mikel Arteta.

Despite interest from major European clubs, he chose to join Arsenal for a club-record fee of £105m. Previously linked with Chelsea, Frank Lampard was reportedly keen on signing him during his tenure as manager, but the move did not materialize.

Former Chelsea coach Morris revealed that he had urged Lampard to re-sign Rice, citing his potential and the team’s need for more midfield presence. Eventually, Lampard became interested and started discussions with Rice.

However, the deal did not progress, and Rice eventually joined Arsenal. Rice’s impact at Arsenal has been significant, as he has become an important part of the team, featuring in every Premier League match this season.

His recent performance in Arsenal’s victory over Liverpool has further solidified his role in the team, with him expressing his delight at the win and the energy from the crowd. Rice’s journey from Chelsea’s academy to his current success at Arsenal reflects his determination and talent.

His performance continues to impress, and he remains a vital asset for his team.

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