Arsenal ask about signing top target in Nicolas Pepe payment method

One of Arsenal’s top transfer targets this summer is Thomas Partey and there have been a lot of mixed stories about if the Gunners would be able to pull off his transfer or not.

The Ghanaian has a release clause like almost every player in La Liga, and the easiest way to sign him would be to pay his release clause.

However, due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Arsenal is unlikely to splash the £45m that would be needed to release him from his Atleti deal.

90mins is claiming that the Gunners have enquired about paying the midfielder’s release clause in instalments.

This is the system that the Gunners used in getting Nicolas Pepe from Lille for a record fee last summer.

The report further claims that although the Spaniards would prefer for Arsenal to pay his release clause in one go, they might accept a staggered payment because they expect him to fall down the pecking order behind Marcos Llorente next season.

Partey is one of the best box-to-box midfielders in the world, and the Ghanaian is being linked with a move to some of the world’s top sides this summer.

Landing him would bring an upgrade to Arsenal’s midfield and he might become the final piece that makes Mikel Arteta’s team a top-four side once again.

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4 Comments

  1. ACE says:

    Cant see AM agreeing to such a scenario when
    Partey is such a significant asset and possible
    trade piece.

    Still think AFC should give Ibrahim Sangare a
    SERIOUS look. The Ivorian destroyer from
    Toulouse is five years Partey junior and would
    be available for peanuts considering the French
    sides relegation. A serious stud

    1. hapisol says:

      Same here, ACE! I watched the lad and I can confirm he’ll be real deal. At his young age, he’s the captain of the team Toulouse.
      Though very much younger and I’ll definitely want him at Arsenal but NOT at the expense of Partey.
      How I wish Arsenal can sign both of them, but it’s only a dream…😄😃

  2. jon fox says:

    IF and its an enormous IF, the club manage to pull
    off the Partey deal, with Scrooge Kroenke in charge of money, I will truly believe pigs can fly. No doubt the club and manager want Partey – so do most Gooners – but wanting and getting are rarely compatible matters in the real world. We all want this awful disease gone but that does not mean it will obediently just go. Just reminding non realists how the world actually works!

  3. Mogunna says:

    Well said Jon. Then there’s ways to make it happen with swaps, sell players to buy him.

    Doesn’t seem to be in our board’s DNA to make smart business or Koulibaly and Partey be there this past transfer window.

    Torreira was Napoli priority who also looked at Kolas,, same coach. We need a top CB for years!

    Laca been wanted by Athletico where Partey did not play much before winter… Straight swap!

    We know Kroenke, must play by his rule, but smart.

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