Are the Gunners going to let the possible arrival of Thomas Partey slip through their fingers and out of their grasp?
The latest reports in the Thomas Partey transfer leave Arsenal with some work to do. His parent club has upped his current deal at the club and wants him to pen a new one that would make it near impossible for another club to sign him with an enormous buyout clause attached.
Atletico Madrid’s central midfield, Thomas Partey, has made himself a top transfer target for both, Arsenal and Man United. The former has been named the favourites to sign him.
When he featured for the Spanish club on their return to football this Sunday against Athletic Club, he far from disappointing and displayed exactly why Diego Simeone wants to extend his stay at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium with a double or nothing type of offer.
Thomas Partey vs. Athletic Club:
❍ 100% duels won (8/8)
❍ 100% aerial duels won (3/3)
❍ Most passes in opp.half (28)
❍ Most fouls won (3)
Bossing the midfield. pic.twitter.com/tjwOUA0GuB
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) June 14, 2020
It is being reported that the Spanish side put forward a deal that would be hard to deny and one that will secure his stay at the club long-term. The proposal now is said to be £45, 000 (€50k) more than what Arsenal have included in a £50m package to try to capture the defensive midfielder.
The player is in a good position and holds all the cards to make a decision on his own future. Once he signs, or if he signs the new deal with Madrid, he would have then revoked his options. He is only held back by a £45million (€50m) buyout clause at the moment. Atletico wants to push it up to £72m (€80m). Some reports say the buyout clause could rise even higher, setting it at £89m (€100).
The Gunners will withdraw
There is no doubting or denying the North London side will pull out of the race for his signate and the player would end up staying forever in Spain if he was to agree on the new deal.
Arsenal has already made it publically known they are low on funds and have to keep to a tight budget. Rumour has it, they will rise with the asking price, but not much higher than the 100k-per-week the initially estimated on.
Arsenal will increase the finances on offer in their proposal to Thomas Partey. They initially budgeted for around £100k p/w, but are happy to increase this figure to double his current £65k p/w salary. #AFC
— Transfer News (@TransferChecker) June 14, 2020
Mikel Arteta has assured he knows what he is doing when he was under the guidance of Pep Guardiola and now in his short spell as the top Gunner at the Emirates. Hopefully, this will be his first incoming and the start of better business at the club.
With the restrictions they have to buy smart and only what’s needed. The deadwood at the club needs to be chopped up and sold as second-hand wood for their opposition’s bench.
Instead of them using the money on players that are not part of the plan, they can use it for a player of Partey’s quality. Will the Gunners sign Thomas Partey? Or will Man United jump and steal the signature of the Ghanaian? Click here to vote: Here