New twist can see Arsenal land their dream La Liga target

La Gazzetta Dello Sport via Football London has revealed a new twist in Arsenal’s bid to sign Thomas Partey that might see them land the Ghanaian.

The Gunners have been looking to sign the defensive midfielder from Atletico Madrid for some time.

They have reportedly made an offer for him before now, but it fell short of the Spanish side’s asking price and they rejected it.

He remains a top target for the Gunners and they will keep trying to land him before the end of the transfer window.

The latest twist from that pursuit is that Mikel Arteta’s side can still land him this summer in exchange for one of their players.

The report claims that Atletico Madrid has become interested in signing Lucas Torreira this summer and the Spaniards are willing to take him as a replacement for the Arsenal target.

It also adds that the Spaniards have moved ahead of Fiorentina in the race to land the Uruguay midfielder.

Torreira has struggled to get into the Arsenal team under Arteta and the Spaniard might be happy to sell him off and sign Partey, who is his major target.

It remains unclear if Atletico will want a swap deal or if they will want to have the deals negotiated separately.

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5 Comments

  1. jw1 says:

    Appears that the club (Raul, Vinai) will sanction whatever Arteta deems necessary– with common sense moves.

    I’m likening where Arsenal stand– to Pool in 2015. What Klopp spent from his start (until he bought AOC in 2017) were approx €120M. In that spend came Sane, Salah, and Robertson. All prior to the big spend on VVD.

    If Mikel can begin his build for a similar amount this Summer? Very much like to see the club pull off those deals for Willian, Partey, and Gabriel. There’s a spine down the middle of the pitch. This threesome brought aboard? Creates a much deeper squad. Making our cup teams abundantly stronger.

    Dani needs to stick too. Betwixt on the loan move for Coutinho. Surround him with complimentary players– in a familiar league? If he were close to his old self– instead of ‘fitting in’ at Barca and Bayern? So many things would ‘open up’ in attack.

    Season kicks off in 5 weeks.

    Torriera to Atletico. Guendouzi to Barca. Grease the skids– by all means get things rolling.

    1. ken1945 says:

      Good post jw1, with some interesting thoughts.

      My only hesitation would be the reported difference regarding MA and the board regarding AMN – I only hope that as this hasn’t been an official statement regarding AMN as transfer listed, Arteta has got his way.

  2. Durand says:

    Seems all the ingredients are there ( if the press is to believed) for a deal involving a swap. Give them LT plus £10 million or so.
    However AM seem to have the stronger hand as we want Partey more than they want LT. It calls for an excellent negotiator; oh how I miss David Dein!

  3. Grandad says:

    Pure speculation I’m afraid.Torreria does not have the physicality which is a big part of Simeone’s team ethic.I am hoping a return to Italy is possible as it appears he still has admirers there.I wonder who our second option is , if as I suspect we can’t get Partey.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍

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