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Report reveals when Arsenal will complete signing of Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber

Arsenal has in this transfer window already been pretty busy and a new report has revealed when the gunners will complete the signing of Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber.

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( Soon to be Arsenal signing Declan Rice / Photo via Getty )

Deals for West Ham star Declan Rice and Ajax’s Jurrien Timber are reportedly close to being finalized, with Arsenal looking to secure their services within the next 48 hours. According to The Mirror, there has been an oral agreement between Arsenal and Ajax regarding Timber’s transfer fee, which is believed to be around 42 million euros, with a potential additional 5 million euros in bonuses.

Jurrien Timber, a talented 22-year-old defender, primarily operates as a center-back but also possesses the versatility to play as a right-back. This adaptability would undoubtedly be appreciated by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, who is known for his preference for versatile players capable of fulfilling multiple roles within the team.

Meanwhile, Declan Rice has been an influential figure for West Ham United in recent seasons. The 24-year-old midfielder showcased his abilities by scoring four goals and providing two assists in the recently concluded campaign. His contributions were crucial in helping West Ham avoid relegation and secure an impressive UEFA Europa Conference League trophy.

Reports suggest that Arsenal has agreed on a staggering £105 million fee with West Ham for the acquisition of Declan Rice. This significant investment demonstrates the Gunners’ determination to strengthen their squad ahead of the upcoming season.

 

ENSCHEDE, NETHERLANDS – MAY 28: Jurrien Timber of AFC Ajax look dejected after the Dutch Eredivisie match between FC Twente and AFC Ajax at De Grolsch Veste Stadium on May 28, 2023 in Enschede, Netherlands. (Photo by Nesimages/Michael Bulder/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

The potential signings of both Rice and Timber would undoubtedly bolster Arsenal’s defensive options. Jurrien Timber’s ability to operate as both a center-back and right-back would provide Arteta with valuable flexibility in his defensive setup. Additionally, Rice’s presence in midfield would add stability and creativity to Arsenal’s gameplay.

While these deals appear promising, it is important to note that negotiations can be complex and subject to change until official announcements are made. However, if completed successfully within the speculated timeframe, these transfers could significantly enhance Arsenal’s chances of competing at the highest level next season.

The reported transfer fees involved highlight the financial commitment that Arsenal is willing to make in order to secure their desired targets. Such investments reflect the club’s ambition to return to the pinnacle of English football and compete for major honors.

As fans eagerly await official confirmation, it is clear that Arsenal is actively working towards strengthening their squad. The potential additions of Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber would undoubtedly excite supporters, who are hopeful that these signings will contribute to a successful campaign in the upcoming season.

 

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