Arsenal is hopeful that Atletico Madrid’s interest in Lucas Torreira will help them finally sign Thomas Partey.
The Gunners have been long-term admirers of the Ghanaian midfielder and they have been struggling to agree a deal with Atletico Madrid.
The Spaniards have told them that they will have to pay the midfielder’s 50 million euros release clause before they can sign him.
The Gunners have been looking to raise the funds and one way that they have wanted to do that is to sell some of their players.
One player that they are likely to sell in this transfer window, is Torreira and now that the Spaniards are interested in signing him, Arsenal is hopeful that they can agree a deal with Atletico that will involve Partey, The Telegraph reports.
The report claims that the Gunners are locked in talks with the Spaniards over the transfer of Torreira whom they want to sign on a season-long loan deal.
Arsenal wants to sell the Uruguayan midfielder outright for at least £20m, but Atletico is pushing for a loan deal with a view to a permanent transfer.
It adds that the Gunners are looking to secure an agreement that will make the Spaniards obligated to sign him permanently after the loan deal.
Arsenal also hopes to persuade Atletico to allow them to land Thomas Partey in a similar arrangement.
We have to wait and see what comes from this negotiation.
I find it abit stupid… Madrid wants out player and we want partey let just get it done once and for all… We know tat kroenke would not use is money then let’s just do a swap deal…. Looking at torreira he is not that bad… He was actually our stand out player… The only part was he got injured and he was home sick…. And he is young… So get it done….
Torreira plus £20 mil for Partey. Take it or leave it
id say dont even bother with going any further with this transfer its not going to happen !! go buy Diawara instead 27 million get him for 25 million 23 yrs old and wages of 90k a week !! all round better option better defensive player than Partey as well !! Italian league has better defensive players than the spanish. On paper Diawara tackles more and is the better defensive player !! forget Partey who is 28 yrs old 45 million no sell on price and 200 k plus wages weekly !! and spanish players do not fair well in the premier league !! its a massive gamble !! Diawara 90 k wages and italian player fair better than spanish and with that 23 yrs old he has sell on price if things do not work out !! but they will 🙂
Sounds straight forward doesnt it but it is far from it ! Aletico from the start said Partey will not leave unless his buy bought clause is met. They also said no to player swap plus cash deal. They also want Torriera on loan not to buy outright . Personally i said at the start of this saga to look some where else for a player capable of playing as a defensive mid, as i knew this transfer would take until the end of the window and end up in us not getting it over the line and us ending up panic buying a player we do not really want or need.As we will have wasted valuable time !! Sign Diawara of Roma for heaven sake 27 million and only 23 yrs old. Partey in 28 yrs old and 45 million with no sell on price and he will want 200k plus wages weekly. Diawara 23 yrs old will want 90k and personally Diawara is the better defensive midfielder and will have sell on price in need be. Its a no brainer !! Forget loaning Torriera to Atletico and sell to one of the Italian clubs that want him… we would then have 40 million buying diawara would take 25 million of that leaving us with 15 million and sell two more to get the Aouar deal done !! and Aletico will be well annoyed as they will have a player that wanted to leave stay at the club and no funds !!
Arteta can make players in marquee players so why go buy a 28 yr old for 45 million and 200 plus wages with no sell on price if things do not work out ??? when we can simply buy Diawara 23 yrs old 25 million 90 k wages and Arteta can round him off and make him that marquee signing !! on paper DIAWARA is the better defensive mid fact ¬¬ Marquee players do not mean better players just expensive players !!
Whatever we decide we’d better get a bloody move on… 10 days to go…
I’m hoping we have a plan b and even a plan c!!
Edu, Arteta and President of Arsenal should persue Kroenke and his family to either subsidise for purchase of the two last Arsenal Targets: Thomas Party and Aouar OR facilitate a financial Loan too for Club to hit these two signings. The club will repay the Loan to Kroenke after the sale of our surplus players during this Summer or January Transfer windows. We need the two players desperately to be more competitive, win more Trophies and bring in more money to Arsenal. We cannot afford reinforcement of other departments of Arsenal and leaving the Midfield, a spine of the team weak