Roy Keane has advised Arsenal they paid an excessive amount of for England midfielder Declan Rice after they handed West Ham £105million for his providers.
Keane, who labored with Rice as Martin O’Neill’s assistant when the participant received his three senior caps for the Republic of Ireland, charges him extremely, however will not be satisfied he’s price his price ticket.
Asked in regards to the midfielder’s prospects in north London forward of the Gunners’ Community Shield conflict with Manchester City on Sunday wherein he made his aggressive debut, Keane advised ITV1: “He is clearly going to be surrounded by higher gamers, completely different calls for.
“If he’s going to play somewhat greater up the pitch, I feel he undoubtedly has that high quality by way of including extra objectives. He’s clearly acquired that bodily power, he can get within the field.
“They have clearly paid method an excessive amount of for him. He’s definitely not price over £100 million, Declan Rice, however a very good participant.
“We’ll discover out over the following yr or two how good Declan is. He turns up each week, he’s a giant sturdy boy – once more, you discuss that physicality, they lacked that within the final month or two (of final season).
“Has he got that really top quality in terms of seeing a pass and getting nine, 10 goals? We’ll soon find out.”
Rice’s transfer to the Emirates Stadium final month after he had helped the Hammers win the Europa Conference League set a brand new British switch document.
The London-born participant, whose paternal grandparents are from Cork, has been capped 43 instances by England, however made his senior worldwide debut for Ireland, taking part in in friendlies in opposition to Turkey, France and the United States in 2018 earlier than switching allegiance.