Most expensive English players as Arsenal agree Declan Rice deal [Top 5]

Arsenal have agreed a record £105million deal to sign West Ham captain, Declan Rice.

The transfer fee breaks down as an £100m upfront and £5m in add-ons.

This breaks the Gunner’s own record, which is the £72m they paid Lille for Nicolas Pepe in 2019.

Rice becomes the second most expensive English footballer in history.

He is only behind Jude Bellingham, who moved from Borussia Dortmund to Real Madrid this summer for £115million.

Jack Grealish’s £100m move from Aston Villa to Manchester City in 2021 makes him the third costliest English player.

The top five is completed by Harry Maguire (£80m, Leicester City to Manchester United) and Jadon Sancho (£73m, Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United).