Arsenal target makes wage demand that could scupper move

Thomas Partey has told Arsenal that he wants a salary of £200,000-a-week to join them as they continue to chase his signature, according to The Athletic.

The Ghanaian is Arsenal’s top target to join them in the rebuilding of Mikel Arteta’s team this summer.

He has been in fantastic form for the Spaniards who are chasing Champions League glory this season and this might be his last season for them.

The Gunners have reportedly started talks with Atleti over a move for him, but the Spaniards are insisting that his release clause be paid.

The Gunners have proposed swap deals with a number of their players moving to the Spanish side in exchange.

However, the Spaniards have maintained that they will only allow him to leave when his release clause has been met.

Even if the Gunners succeed in reaching an agreement, it is unlikely that they will agree to Partey’s salary demands.

The Gunners have suffered from the financial losses brought about by covid19 and they even asked their players to take pay cuts recently.

They are also keen to offload their highest earner, Mesut Ozil and it is hard to see them agreeing to such a high demand especially because they will also have to place Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a high salary if he stays.

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13 Comments

  1. GunneRay says:

    Guess we won’t be seeing Partey in red and white any time soon!

    Is 200k about 150% pay rise?

    1. Deanolovesafc says:

      Yeh I read he’s on about £45-50k per week, so a huge pay rise, our reputation for paying high wages is hurting AFC again

    2. Val says:

      technically he is in red and white XD.

      from reports i read weeks and weeks ago, we were willing to triple his wages.
      If we can manage to get shot of some high earners that are just surplus to requirements then i doubt we will have an issue paying that wage but then again it could just be paper talk and total BS, hopefully once AM are done with the UCL and we’ve moved a few players on we will know more.
      We all know the press talks so much waffle when it comes to Arsenal

      1. GunneRay says:

        Lol, yeah I forgot he’s already in red and white 🙂

        I would put money on his agent looking to get a big cut too!

        I guess we will have to wait and see if we can shift some of our deadwood out. Personally, I doubt we will get rid of the majority of deadwood. This could be along and disappointing summer for the Gooners again!

      2. Highbury Hero says:

        Red and white is worldwide associated with us mostly and Ajax a far second.

    3. ACE says:

      ONLY happens if AFC are able to
      accomplish any of the following
      moves (HIGHLY UNLIKELY)

      Move on Socratis, Kola, Chambers,
      Miki, El Neny and Torreria…

      OVER £500K in weekly wages
      recouped

      Buy out Ozils contract…

      SELF EXPLANATORY LOL

      Swap Laca( and his similar wages)
      for Partey…

      I LOVE Partey and honestly think
      he would transform Arsenal’s
      midfield BUT AM and the Ghanaian
      hold all the cards in this negotiation
      and have no reason to bin TP just
      because he suppisedly desires a
      move to NL.

      Might be time to move on to plan
      B, with the likes of Marc Roca,
      Ibahimi Diallo, Ibrahim Sangare
      and Boubacare Soumare being
      sounded out.

      1. ACE says:

        Meant AM have no reason

  2. AlexLaca9 says:

    It’s understandable. It is his last big contract and ofcourse our high wage bill must’ve influenced him to ask for that much. But Arsenal should never cave in to such demands. 200k would make Partey the third highest earner behind Ozil and Auba. No resale value, 50mil transfer fee, 200k wages?? Not a chance.
    Hopefully we target younger cms between 20-25 and forget about Partey

  3. Phenom says:

    I am not surprised my countryman Partey is demanding such huge wage.
    There’s been a huge debate in Ghana as to why he wants to leave AM and join us. It’s all about money. So it’s either we pay or look elsewhere. Partey is a wonderful talent and I will be over the moon if he joins.

  4. Sean M says:

    Partey and his agent can jog on.

  5. Marty says:

    For that wage he wants don’t care how good he is, no way….

  6. RFrancis says:

    Thank U, Next.

  7. SueP says:

    Apart from anything else, who wants someone coming only for the money rather than a commitment to the club as well? Maybe both can co-exist, but I didn’t think Arsenal were in a position to be paying those sorts of wages. Do we really want history repeating itself over and over again?

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