Manchester United encouraged to make exchange offer for Declan Rice

Manchester United have been advised to challenge Arsenal for Declan Rice by including one of their players in an exchange offer.

It is believed that West Ham will demand a fee worth over £100 million for Rice, with Manchester United and Arsenal set to compete for his signature this summer.

The West Ham captain has been on United’s radar for years — from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s time in charge. Harry Kane is another player on Ten Hag’s wishlist, however, it feels like a stretch of the imagination to expect a club with heavy FFP  restrictions to pull off such an expensive double swoop.

In a column for Caught Offside, former Liverpool and Nottingham Forest striker Stan Collymore has revealed United are a perfect fit for the box-to-box midfielder.

Collymore also suggested how Scottish midfielder Scott McTominay could be used as a makeweight in any potential deal.

“He’s obviously in demand and is likely to be at the centre of a summer battle but I actually think going to Manchester United would be the best move for Declan Rice.” Collymore said.

“Rice is the exact type of midfielder they’ve been crying out for, for years. He’s powerful, dynamic and can run box-to-box for days.

“Although the Red Devils probably wouldn’t want to splash £120m on one midfielder, especially when we all know how much Erik Ten Hag wants a new striker, I can definitely see a situation where they offer some money and a player. I think including Scott McTominay in an offer would be quite appealing to West Ham.”

McTominay isn’t a starter at United, but he would get more game at West Ham, especially should Rice leave in the summer.

Let us know in the comments section if you would like Rice at United next season.

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