It looked like Arsenal had given up on their chances of signing midfielder Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid in this transfer window. The Gunners have wanted the player all summer but have failed to meet the price tag that the La Liga side have demanded.
However, transfer deadline day is always full of drama and The Athletic’s David Ornstein has just offered up his fair share, claiming that Arsenal are making a late move for the player.
Ornstein has dropped a major transfer update on Partey as he reports that the Gunners have made this late move to sign the player. They have contacted those close to the 27 year-old and have expressed their intention to pay his buy-out clause.
The North London side are making all necessary arrangements, including sorting out a possible medical in Spain to make the deal happen, and they are optimistic about their chances.
Last season under Diego Simeone, Partey caused havoc for the sides he faced as he played 35 times in La Liga and managed 2 tackles, 1.4 interceptions, and 1.1 clearances per game, via WhoScored. This shows that he is great at breaking up opposition attacks and he would be an ideal asset for Arsenal in the middle of the pitch.
If they had a proper defensive midfielder like the Ghanian in their starting eleven, it would give more freedom to attacking players in the side, and he would also provide great cover for the defensive line.
It would show a big statement of intent that the north London side are not happy with where they finished last season and that they want to be battling again for the top six at a minimum if they sign Partey, and it would bring a massive lift to all associated with the club..
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