Arsenal facing some serious competition in Thomas Partey chase

La Gazzetta Dello Sport is claiming that Juventus is interested in signing Arsenal target and Atletico Madrid midfielder, Thomas Partey.

The Ghanaian has been on the radar of Mikel Arteta’s side for some time now as the Gunners look to add some players to their team to give themselves a chance of winning a trophy and returning to the Premier League’s top four next season.

The Gunners have asked the Spaniards about the midfielder, and they have reportedly been told that they will have to pay his release clause if they want to land him.

The £45 million release clause fee is one that will be tough for the Gunners to pay and that has opened the door for other teams to try to sign him.

The latest report claims that Juventus, who have just made Andrea Pirlo their new manager, want him as well as Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta thinks that the Ghanaian has the right quality to make his team better from midfield, and he wants to bring him to the Emirates.

Juventus have just allowed Blaise Matuidi to join Inter Miami, and the report claims that Pirlo wants Partey to join Arthur and Rodrigo Bentancur in a solid midfield combination next season.

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5 Comments

  1. Illiterate says:

    And I stand to be corrected.

    First they took Khedira from our grasps and now they want Partey that we want for some time now.

    They can have him if it means that they’ll cough up his proposed 200k/week salary. Negotiating anything less then the aforementioned weekly salary would devastate me.

    Seems to me like they have some sort of thingy against the Arsenal.

  2. GunneRay says:

    Fact is, with the wage he demands we will need to ship out some players first. By that time Arsenal may be too late and out of most serious races anyway. I fear we may end up with panic buys and missed opportunities if we don’t get active with selling a few of the deadwood first!

    Even then, the buy out clause might be to steep anyway?

  3. ACE says:

    Partey should be MA’s #1 transfer
    priority but who really believes
    Raul and Co. are going to pay the
    release clause # in full and then
    pay the Ghanaian his desired
    £200K a week?

    I would be disappointed if TP
    doesn’t end up in NL but Id be
    equally excited if AFC were able
    to sign any of the follwing
    quality alternatives.

    Ibrahim Sangare—£10M
    Ibrahima Diallo–£17M
    Boubakary Soumare—£27M
    Ismael Bennacer—£20M
    Amadou Diawara—£23M
    Marc Roca—-£18M
    Sander Berge—£22M

  4. RFrancis says:

    I think the release fee of 45M and reported wage of 2OO pw are unrealistic and do not reflect the economic reality of the day. I will be expecting AM, Juventus and others to follow the example set by Valencia to rid themselves of wasteful or uneconomic player contracts in the very near future. If we are prepared to wait, I feel we will find more attractive deals in this window.

  5. gunnerforlife says:

    AM are taking advantage of Arsenal’s desperation to sign Partey. As suggested above, there are really good alternatives if we dont get Partey, and Arsenal can wait a little longer before making a final decision.

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