Jack Wilshere has backed Arsenal to signal Declan Rice this summer time, claiming the West Ham United captain can be a “excellent match” for the Gunners.
Rice is keen to hitch a membership competing within the Champions League subsequent season, and Arsenal have emerged because the frontrunners to signal him this summer time.
The 24-year-old joined the Hammers in 2017 and took over as membership captain final yr after enjoying alongside Wilshere throughout his two-year keep in east London.
Chelsea have lengthy been followers of Rice, who frolicked of their academy as a baby, and Manchester United have additionally expressed curiosity.
However Wilshere, who now manages Arsenal’s Underneath-18s, believes the midfielder can attain new heights in north London underneath Mikel Arteta.
‘He’s a flexible midfielder,’ Wilshere advised the PA information company.
‘Anybody who’s a fan of any membership would need Dec to hitch.
‘If I’m being egocentric, I believe he’d be excellent in north London underneath Mikel’s supervision.
‘Mikel would develop him, deliver him on much more, and he can be enormous for the workforce as effectively. I’ve spoken with Dec and advised him that what he’s doing is unbelievable; he’s captain of a serious Premier League membership and is continually studying.
‘You need to respect West Ham, that’s his membership, however his future is in his palms, and it’s very thrilling for him as a result of he’s obtained all the pieces with him now and he’s selecting up an increasing number of, he’s rising into this man who may play anyplace.
‘I’m excited to see the place he goes. I hope it’s Arsenal as a result of it could be an enormous signing and an ideal match.’
West Ham are resigned to shedding their captain on the finish of the season, however David Moyes has warned any golf equipment that they should be keen to interrupt the British switch report, which at the moment stands at £106 million paid by Chelsea for Enzo Fernandez in January.
‘I believe Dec will blow that British report out of the water, that’s for certain, when it comes round,’ Moyes stated in February.