Arsenal boosted in pursuit of signing Thomas Partey alternative

Roma are believed to be willing to cash-in on Arsenal target Amadou Diawara this summer, and he could well prove to be an alternative to Thomas Partey this window.

American billionaire Dan Friedkin has just completed a takeover of the Italian giants, and is keen to us his wealth to boost the club’s current squad, and are eyeing Chelsea midfielder Jorginho as one who could do just that.

The Blues are supposedly willing to sell for the right price, with the Express revealing they would accept around £50 Million for his signature.

Roma are not put off by the price tag, but will be looking to counteract some of that fee by offloading Amadou Diawara, who is linked with Arsenal.

The Serie A side are also interested in a deal to sign Sokratis from our side, and we could well end up talking about both potential deals over the coming weeks as we look to not only offload our defender, but boost our options in midfield in the process.

Our pursuit of Thomas Partey hasn’t been plain-sailing thus far, with Fabrizio Romano claiming that Atletico Madrid are holding out for his release clause of €50 Million in full, and the chance to sign Diawara for around half that price could well end that pursuit.

It’s a shame that we have already agreed to allow Henrikh Mkhitaryan to stay with the club on loan for this term, as we could well have had the chance to receive a transfer fee for both him and Sokratis to counter off the price needed to pay for Diawara, but hindsight is a wonderful thing.

Could Diawara be just as shrewd a signing as Partey could have been? Could Arsenal possibly pursue both deals this summer?

Patrick

Tags Amadou Diawara Jorginho Roma Sokratis Thomas Partey

8 Comments

  1. zTOM says:

    Diawara might not be as much of an instant impact than Partey due to their difference of experience, however, he’d still be a welcome addition to the team that would strengthen our midfield, especially with the potential departures (Guendouzi, Torreira, potentially one of Ceballos or Ainsley).
    He’d also might be easier for Arteta to coach into his specific vision as he’s still at the age where he seeks to learn a lot to progress compared to a seasoned player.

    He’d be cheaper both in transfer fee and wages AND have more potential resale value down the line given his age.
    A swap deal with Torreira would be ideal for example as that’s one sale we need to make done with a good trade for us.

    Definitely an option to explore! 👍

  2. lcebox says:

    I’d prefer dacoure off watford if that’s how its spelt.
    Has experience in PL.. big strong and could do much better with our team.
    But the way we play I’m more interested in than whis playing we need to steady the ship start heading one way and there will be bumps but how we react after them is what I wana see.

    1. zTOM says:

      Doucouré would be a good addition as a box to box midfielder, yeah.
      Maybe he has a relegation clause that could make a deal with Watford affordable? 🤔

  3. Grandad says:

    Diawara is a dedicated DM whereas Doucoure is more effective in a B To B role.I like both of them as they would add power and energy to our engine room.

    1. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

      Would be great midfield additions

  4. Wayne says:

    I think Arsenal forget about signing Thomas Partey ,for his sole interest is not his passion or love for Arsenal, but to earn more than three times, what he currently earns at Madrid weekly. Firstly, his current transfer market value is 36m pounds, yet Athletico Madrid is demanding 45m pounds and his weekly wage is 65,000 pounds and he is demanding over 200,000 pounds weekly from Arsenal. Thomas Partey is not worth that sort of salary, if we compare his demand to what Aubameyang is currently earning at Arsenal .Besides, he is already 28 years old and I don’t see him improving much more. If given this deal, Arsenal will show us again that they are not learning from past mistakes. Because, a few years down the line, his resale value will diminish because of his age and or probable form, and that huge salary will be a stumbling block , when Arsenal decide to sell him. With that said, if Arsenal can secure his services from Athletico Madrid for not more than 40m pounds, with a weekly salary of not more than 130,000 pounds weekly, it would be a great deal. If not, Arsenal can invest in younger quality players like Dominik Szoboszlai (23m pounds) AM and Amadou Diawara (21m pounds) DM,which are long term investments.

    1. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

      Could not have put it better, thanks.

  5. Grandad says:

    Spot on Wayne.

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