Arsenal now know asking price for Thomas Partey alternative

Arsenal has been told how much they will have to pay to land FC Porto’s Danilo Pereira.

The Gunners have been linked with a move for the 28-year-old Portuguese star, who helped FC Porto win yet another league title, by playing over 35 games in all competitions for them.

He has even flirted with the idea of joining Arsenal before and he is rumoured to be one player that Mikel Arteta sees as an alternative to Thomas Partey.

Partey remains the club’s first choice, however, Atletico Madrid has made it clear that they will only listen to offers for the Ghanaian if a team triggers his release clause.

Portuguese paper, O Jogo is now reporting that Arsenal target Pereira will be made available for just £27m.

That fee will still be too much for the Gunners to pay given that he isn’t even their first choice and they aren’t even keen on paying that much for Partey.

Mail Online adds that the Gunners are only willing to pay £18m for the midfielder, but it will be summarily rejected by the Portuguese side.

Arsenal may be able to afford £27 million if they make player sales but signing another player with very limited resale value has to be questionable.

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19 Comments

  1. DannyGooner says:

    We either pay the asking prices or lose out if the club does not have tye dollar for the deals stop making a joke of us in the public world with silly bids .
    I thought we had a 100 mill for the coming window?

  2. Sue says:

    It’s being reported that Partey is demanding 200k a week… he’s on 65k a week at Atletico!! Yikes!!

    1. AY75 says:

      I read Raul promised to triple his wages…… it’s been reported a long time ago tho

      1. Sue says:

        Jeez! Remains to be seen if we can afford it!! I seriously have my doubts…

    2. RSH says:

      That is realtively low for a player of his quality. Wage negotion is part of the process tho. I’d be surprised if he was only holding out on 200k a week and wouldn’t take a more reasonable amount.

      1. Sue says:

        Me too 👍

  3. Val says:

    I love and hate the transfer window.
    We ALWAYS get linked to this player and that player, get fake AF reports about this player being at our training ground.
    The press just make up stories left and right.
    The club have said nothing about what money we do have or what the targets are in the market, yet we all just jump on the first report about X, Y or J.
    It’s a joke.
    Since when have we 100m to spend? its just waffle at this point, just wait till its on SS news or announced on Arsenal.com

  4. Grandad says:

    If we cannot afford Partey ,Dennis Sakaria of Borussia Muchen is a more than adequate alternative.In fact he is probably a better DM who can also play at CB.An international college of Xhaka who will no doubt be willing to confirm his credentials to MA.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Grandad, Thomas Partey is the physically dominent box to box midfielder, Arsenal has been crying out for since Patrick Viera left. A player such as Dennis Sakaria or Marc Roca of Espanyol as DM would also greatly improve the balance of the team and be virtually covered by the sale of Lucas Torreira.
      Arsenal knows what Atletico Madrid wants for Partey, yet they continue to insult the club and player, by refusing to pay Partey’s €50 million buy out.
      Small club lack of ambition mentality again.

  5. Sue says:

    This must be the first window we haven’t been linked with Benzema 😄

    1. Jo-Gunz says:

      And Mario Gotze

      1. Manovic says:

        Have we been linked with Julian draxler lately?😀😀

  6. ACE says:

    Fantastic talent Grandad, but
    unfortunately the BM man would
    demand a similar financial outlay
    as Partey.

    I personally dont rate Danillo and
    would prefer AFC recruit one of
    the following young talents
    instead of the Portuguese
    international.

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

    1. ozziegunner says:

      ACE, all good options, to be bought IN ADDITION to Thomas Partey to balance the midfield now that Danny Ceballos may not come.

  7. Rashid80 says:

    Instead of getting partey we’re gonna waste money on alternative and he’s not gonna perform and he’ll be another deadwood with his transfer fee and wages wasted.. Typical Arsenal!

    1. Kris says:

      200k Why not Atletico pay him since he worth it

  8. RSH says:

    Giant downgrade on Partey. Pay up Arsenal if you want to really compete.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍

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