Partey to remain at Atletico Madrid unless Arsenal pay his full release clause

Arsenal will be unable to sign Thomas Partey this summer unless they are prepared to pay his release clause, reckons Fabrizio Romano.

The Ghanaian has been Arsenal’s top transfer target this summer as Mikel Arteta looks to improve his midfield.

The Spaniard wants players that can make Arsenal a better team and he has identified Partey as the perfect midfielder for his side.

The Ghanaian has emerged as one of the top midfielders in world football with his fine performances for Atletico Madrid.

He still has a contract with the Spaniards and they also want him to renew his deal with them so that they can increase his release clause.

The Gunners have reportedly made a bid for him, but it has been turned down because it isn’t up to his release clause.

His current release clause stands at 50m euros and the Spaniards are adamant that he will not leave them if that is not met and that is what Romano has just updated.

Romano tweeted: “Thomas: Atlético told again… release clause (€50M) or he’ll stay.”

Arsenal will not have too much money to spend on one player in this transfer window and it remains unclear if they will be able to find a middle ground with the Spaniards.

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    1. Yea its all over most papers today online, just think its a bit iffy myself considering that Bayern play Chelsea tonight in germany.
      I myself wouldnt mind having him if he produces the same kind of form he had at Liverpool

  1. I LOVE Partey but AFC arent going
    to pay £50M to AM. A few options
    if the Ghanaian decides to stay in

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

    I wouldn’t be terribly disappointed
    If Arsenal signed any of these
    quality players.

    1. Much as I’d love to see Partey dorn our jersey for next season, signing any of the above mentioned players would equally be great.

    2. Well done ACE…we are right to pursue other alternatives. Partey all the time, Partey all the time, Partey all the time…will do us no good.

    3. Where is the money, we have a billionaire owner, or you should say he doesnt want to spend like his fellow richmen like Abramovic and City owners

  2. 👍 👍 I agree with your list of alternative players, being a fan of Marc Roca in particular, as value for money; however Thomas Partey is a class player, and will prove a steal at €50 million. He is a commanding presence in midfield, something Arsenal hasn’t had since Gilberto Silva and Patrick Viera.
    Given that Torreira wants out to return to Italy, he should bring enough to bring in someone like Marc Roca, as a replacement.
    After Aubameyang, Partey is the most important signing for Arsenal this window and will totally upgrade the team. For once Arsenal have to show ambition.
    In comparison Coutinho will cost a fortune, be a financial liability and won’t have the same impact as Partey.

    1. Marc Roca is left footed just like xhaka and his also a defensive midfielder , Partey is box to box

      1. Don’t disagree, Andrei; I want both, with Marc Roca as the DM to replace Torreira and Partey as the box to box CAM. Xhaka would then be a backup, or an extra in midfield when more physicality is required.

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