As the summer transfer window is set to reopen, Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey is attracting a lot of potential buyers. One of those, in particular, is very keen to sign the Ghanaian national, going to great lengths to achieve that goal. Signing Partey, however, could be harder than it seems as Atletico is expecting more than £40 million for the player as his contract with the club states a £44.8 million release clause.
Gunners reportedly made a £22.5m bid for the midfielder, but Atletico has knocked that down leaving them to come up with other solutions. So being somewhat strapped for cash, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is, therefore, willing to also swap Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira and Alexandre Lacazette for Partey as he’s looking to strengthen his central midfield this summer.
The player himself is keen to make a move to North London. Previously stating he fancies playing in the Premier League with Arsenal his first club choice and is hoping the two clubs could strike a deal soon. Atletico, however, is not done fighting yet, not wanting to part with the player just yet, and have reportedly offered the player a new contract. Though Partey might not take the bait, believing Aresnal to be the best club to continue his career.
Partey to Arsenal odds currently sit at 4/11 as the Gunners remain the favourites to sign him.