Time running out for Arsenal as key target mulling over contract

Arsenal are believed to be keen on a deal to sign Thomas Partey this summer, but he is supposedly in line to sign a new contract with his current club Atletico Madrid.

The Ghanaian midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium throughout the campaign, and was believed to be keen on the switch.

The asking price was always going to be tough for Arsenal to raise, especially following the Coronavirus pandemic, and with our side all-but destined to play-out next season without any European football unless we can win the FA Cup.

Dani Ceballos is expected to return to Real Madrid at the end of his loan deal in the close-season, and bringing in Partey would have gone some way to improving our midfield.

That may not be an option unless Arsenal are able to trigger his current release clause and try and carve out a deal with the 27 year-old, before he commits his future to his current side.

GhanaSoccerNet claims that he is ‘on the verge’ of signing a new deal which would see his current £65,000 a week wage doubled, while increasing his minimum fee release clause from £43 Million up to £87.2 Million.

This new contract will likely end speculation of a move for Partey, although it was looking less-and-less likely that our side was going to come up with the cash to land the La Liga star.

Will Arsenal have to sell before they could splash £43 Million on one player? Are we hoping to secure European football before deciding on our summer budgets?

Patrick

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6 Comments

  1. Grandad says:

    I have always thought the possibility of landing Partey was fairly slim so if he signs a new contract with AM, it will not come as a surprise to me particularly as we will not feature in European football next season.That said, we desperately need a quality DM to strengthen the spine of the team,and hopefully Arteta will have other options lined up.

  2. ozziegunner says:

    If Arsenal can’t come up for the money the vital transfer of Thomas Partey to address this glaring deficiency in the Arsenal team, the future is grim.

  3. Skills1000 says:

    We don’t have ambition as a club honestly. I watched this guy play against Liverpool. He is combative. An engine. A good passer. He is strong. Tall. With him in DM Position, it will give our offensive players more freedom to go forward. We should have plaid 45m pounds to secure his signature. If he stays in Athletico, then we messed this up big time. We are a joke.

    1. ozziegunner says:

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  4. CUPPERS says:

    Could we show interest in Ibrahim Sangare, cheaper than Partey, food for thought🤔.

  5. gunnerforlife says:

    We must buy Partey before he signs his new contract with AM. A great DM and in the mould of Vierra, we can play more tactically in the attacking areas with Partey guarding the defence.

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