West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has penned an emotional letter to the fans ahead of his move to Arsenal.
The England midfielder is set to complete a £105 million move to the Gunners this summer, making him the most expensive signing ever made by Arsenal. After joining West Ham in 2017 from Chelsea, Rice spent 10 years there before his departure. He made his debut for the club that year. He has now played 245 senior games for the Hammers, and last month he captained David Moyes’ team to victory in the Europa League. The 24-year-old has made 43 appearances for England and is a seasoned international.
Rice took to his social media pages to bid goodbye to West Ham fans. “As a captain, delivering that European trophy was the icing on the cake. My connection with the fans means everything to me and my family. You have treated us like one of your own since the day I arrived. Thank you.” Everyone knows how special West Ham is as a club, and that goes for all managers, coaches, backroom staff, and, of course, my teammates. Thank you for some amazing memories and some of the best days of my life. I love you all. Love Dec.” He wrote.