Thomas Partey is an Atletico Madrid youth academy player. Diego Simeone rates him highly and is reluctant to let him leave for any cost this summer.
Mikel Arteta is rebuilding his Arsenal team. He targeted Lyon’s Aouar and Atletico’s Partey. After the French midfielder publicly said he wants to stay at Lyon, Arteta has turned his full focus on the 27-year-old Ghana international.
The only way for Arsenal to sign Partey is to pay his €50m release clause. Although Atletico don’t have any information on this matter, Arsenal are reportedly trying to make a last-minute move for signing the Ghana international.
Partey played a staring role in Diego Simeone’s team last season. He made 35 league appearances for Atletico Madrid as they finished third last season. He also scored three goals.
Arsenal has already loaned out Guendouzi to Hertha Berlin, to make room for a new midfielder. Lucas Torreira is also set to join Atletico Madrid as he is not in Arteta’s plans. Therefore, Arsenal would reportedly go with all intent to sign Thomas Partey on the transfer deadline day.
If Arsenal manages to sign Partey, he would definitely add more solidity to the midfield along with Ceballos and Xhaka. This would give more opportunity to Aubameyang, Lacazatte and Pepe to cause more trouble to the opposition.
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