David Moyes has made a bold claim about the Arsenal deal for Declan Rice after transfer window developments since.

Arsenal broke the British transfer record to take West Ham captain Declan Rice to the Emirates after a long-running saga.

The £105m fee raised eyebrows across English football and sparked fervent debate about whether Rice was worth the money the Gunners were shelling out to the Hammers.

Pundits like Roy Keane – and a host of others – were adamant Arsenal had overpaid for Rice at that price.

And many predicted the record would take some beating.

Well Arsenal’s British record signing and West Ham’s British record sale in that transaction has lasted all of three weeks.

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David Moyes makes bold claim about Arsenal deal for Declan Rice after transfer window developments

Because Chelsea are on the verge of smashing it by signing Moises Caicedo from Brighton for a staggering £115m.

For context that is the same amount Real Madrid paid Borussia Dortmund for Jude Bellingham.

Meanwhile some very average players are going for big money across the Premier League and Europe.

West Ham – by David Moyes’ own admission – have been quoted crazy prices for targets such as Conor Gallagher.

And their own Lucas Paqueta could join Man City for in excess of £90m.

Now Moyes has made a bold claim about the Arsenal deal for Rice after summer transfer window developments.

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‘I told you so’ says Moyes over Rice price as Hammers boss claims Gunners got a bargain

Speaking in his first press conference of the new season, Moyes says he has been proved right about his original £120-150m valuation of Rice.

And the Scot says Arsenal have got a bargain deal when compared to other transfers that are transpiring since.

“It don’t think it’s (been hard in the market) because everybody knew we’ve got it (£105m from selling Rice to Arsenal),” Moyes said about Arsenal’s signing of Rice in his presser.

“I think you just have to look at the prices. I think the prices for the players this summer have been really, really high.

“And maybe you’d day maybe Declan’s was high. Well I actually thought Declan was cheap to be honest, that’s my own personal view. But there’s nearly not been a player we’ve gone for that’s not been (quoted at) around £40m.”


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