Arsenal linked with Partey
Thomas Partey has been integral for Atletico Madrid over the last few seasons.
Partey is a product of their youth system, and has now racked up 174 appearances for the La Liga outfit’s main team.
In those ties, the defensive-minded midfielder has scored 15, assisted 12,and helped Atletico win both the Europa League and UEFA Super Cup.
Before the current season was curtailed, the now 26-year-old had garnered 35 appearances, one of which saw Partey put on a solid display as Atletico saw off Liverpool in the Champions League.
With Partey in such solid form for the last few campaigns, it’s hardly surprising to see him being linked with some top clubs.
Premier League giants Manchester United and Arsenal have both been linked with the Ghana international this term.
But it did look to be Arsenal who were the more interested of the two parties, with a report from the Telegraph claiming that Partey is high on Mikel Arteta’s list of targets.
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Partey to sign new deal?
That same report from the Telegraph claimed that Partey’s current contract had a release clause of around £45m, which seems pretty low for someone of the midfielder’s ability in today’s market.
It was then claimed that Atletico are trying to offer Partey a new deal with a fresh release clause of £93m.
That, of course, wouldn’t be great for Arsenal, as they would have to pay nearly double if they wished to land Partey.
As a result, Arsenal fans probably won’t be too happy to hear that Spanish outlet AS have reported that Atletico expect Partey to accept a contract renewal in the coming weeks.