ARSENAL midfielder Declan Rice gave the perfect response to a comment about Moises Caicedo’s transfer fee during a post-match interview with Sky Sports.
The Gunners clinched a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Monday thanks to a perfectly-executed penalty from Martin Odegaard.
Sky SportsRice spoke to Sky Sports at full time and referenced his transfer fee[/caption]
GettyThe midfielder joined the Gunners in a £115m transfer last month[/caption]
AlamyCaicedo became the most expensive player in the Premier League when he joined Chelsea last week[/caption]
Rice – who was named Player of the Match – spoke to Sky Sports at full-time, but he was quickly hit with a small jibe about his transfer fee.
The midfielder signed for Arsenal in a £105million transfer from West Ham last month, making him the most expensive player in Premier League history.
However, that record was broken last week when Caicedo completed a huge £115m move from Brighton to Chelsea.
Monday Night Football presenter David Jones was eager to bring the record up in the post-match interview with Rice.
He said: “Can’t believe Caicedo has already broken your record though, Declan!
“You can’t be happy with that!”
To which the midfielder responded: “I had it up on the wall for two weeks, it’s come down already!”
Fans praised Rice for his “perfect response” to the comment, with one person tweeting: “He’s even entertaining off the pitch! Worth every penny that £105m.”
Another added: “Finally some good banter.”
A third wrote: “Probably the best £105m spent this window from any club.”
While a fourth commented: “Perfect response.”
Rice became one of four new additions to the Arsenal squad this summer.
David Raya became Mikel Arteta’s latest signing last week when he joined Arsenal on a season-long loan.
The Gunners have the option to buy the goalkeeper from Brentford for £27m next summer.