The England international has been heavily linked with a transfer to the Emirates and Parlour has boldly claimed that his former club will beat the competition to the midfielder’s signature:
“He’ll be at Arsenal next year! He’s definitely going to be at Arsenal next year.”
Trusted journalist David Ornstein claims that West Ham are expected to demand between £75m and £85m for Rice, but that figure could increase due to the interest being shown in the player.
Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and even Liverpool have been named as potential suitors in recent weeks so a lot could depend on who is willing to stump up the cash.
However, it is believed that Rice would favour a move to the Gunners due to the fact that he is good friends with some of the players and because he is a fan of Mikel Arteta’s style of play. Fans will, therefore, be hoping that Parlour’s prediction turns out to be accurate.