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Wenger’s £10m signing would be worth more than Declan Rice in 2024

Arsenal

Arsenal’s recent £10m acquisition has outshone Declan Rice in value in the 2024 market. Arsenal, possibly the best team in Europe this year, has climbed to the Premier League summit with impressive performances, setting new records.

Under Mikel Arteta, the Gunners have maintained a perfect league record this season, netting an impressive 33 goals in their last eight matches. They’ve made history by scoring over two goals in each half for eight consecutive halves, a Premier League first.

They’ve also limited their opponents to an expected goals (xG)(according to Transfer market) of just 4.9, showcasing their defensive strength.Despite missing key players like Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko due to injuries.

Arsenal hasn’t weakened. Kai Havertz, with four goals in his recent four matches, and Jakub Kiwior, who was a backup at the start of 2024, have both risen to the challenge. Kiwior has notably contributed to four goals in the last seven matches across all competitions.

Declan Rice compared valuation with Dennis Bergkamp

Declan Rice’s impressive progress could soon place him among club legends like Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp. Bergkamp, a master at controlling the ball, scored 120 goals and provided 103 assists in 422 matches for Arsenal. This achievement ranks him fourth among Arsenal’s top scorers and solidifies his status as a Highbury legend.

His transfer to Arsenal proved to be a jackpot for the club. Few players in Premier League history match Bergkamp’s exceptional talent. His 6-foot stature and technical skills made him a formidable opponent.

Arsene Wenger signed him for just £10m from Inter Milan, a modest sum compared to his potential value today. Totally Money has calculated historical footballers’ worth in today’s market, considering the sport’s inflation.

For instance, Thierry Henry’s transfer from Monaco at £14.5m would now cost close to £50m. Sylvain Wiltord’s £15.7m move from France to Arsenal would be equivalent to £40m today.

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