Agent contradicts father of target’s claim that Arsenal talks ongoing

Thomas Partey father yesterday claimed that Arsenal were in talks with his son, but the player’s agents have moved to deny such proceedings.

The midfield enforcer has been strongly linked with interest from our side over recent months, with reports claiming that he is available for a reported €50 Million currently due to a clause in his current deal.

The Atleti however are believed to be working on a new contract which will see that clause increased significantly as they look to keep hold of their star, who has been with the club since he was 18 years-old.

The 26 year-old has impressed his potential suitors with his dominating performances in the Champions League so far this term, highlighted by his role in eliminating the Premier League’s runaway leaders Liverpool only last month.

Arsenal fans will have been excited to hear that the player’s father was claiming that talks were already taking place between our club, but the player’s representatives have calmly poured water on the claims, with a short: “It’s totally untrue.”

Personally, it looks like Partey is set to sign a new bumper contract with the Atleti in the coming months, but should they not have a new deal in place as the transfer window looms, they will likely struggle to hold onto their coveted midfielder.

The Ghanaian has previously talked up a move to the Premier League, and we may not be alone in pursuit of him should a new deal fail to materialise.

Would Partey be the perfect player to build our midfield around? Has there been a better defensive midfielder in Europe this term?


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  1. Has no reason to join Arsenal unless he grew up a supporter imo. We would love him and could be the missing key in midfield but no UCL, no challenging for title and would have to offer massive wages plus pay €50m. Ozil still on £300k, Auba wants £300k and I’m sure Partey would be close to £200k a week.

    Auba might not even be here to play along side big name players to which every player wants including Partey. Atletico are a bigger and better side than Arsenal let’s face it.

    We are going to have to sell some players (Miki, Papa, Xhaka etc..) then make stars like Saka, Martinelli, Guendouzi and Willok. We will not spend big money but make the right moves we could be in the right direction. We dont have the funds or the ambitious owner to even invest heavily.

    Arteta has a big job on his hands when this returns but he may well be the man for the job. Let’s see what happens, sooner footy is back the better

  2. It’s the agents job to deny as long as he can. But what he does when he denies, is saying that Thomas Partey lies to his own father, or calling mr Partey senior a lier when he talks to media. Dangerous.
    Over to another subject: The last 24 hours has given us four candidates for summer leave: Xhaka, Pepe, Luiz and Laca. Sell them.

  3. This post just goes to show that we shouldn’t believe all these rumours about us being interested/linked with players. The only time to believe we have signed somebody is when the club releases an official statement.

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