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Sports Partey: What happens if Arsenal target stays at Atletico Madrid?

01:30  21 september  2020
01:30  21 september  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

Arsenal will activate Partey's release clause

 Arsenal will activate Partey's release clause Gallery: Real Madrid / Mercato: Zidane's unwanted departing (World Eleven) © Supplied by Sports.fr Panoramic Arsenal has decided to switch to the action to strengthen his midfield. For several weeks, the name of Thomas Partey has been actively circulating on the side of Arsenal , where coach Mikel Arteta had made the defensive midfielder his recruiting priority.

While observers expect Thomas Partey 's Arsenal deal to go through eventually, there remains a possibility that the Ghana star plays the 2020/21 season in La Liga. When news first broke months ago that Arsenal were interested in Atletico Madrid ’s all-round midfielder Thomas Partey , observers

Arsenal are reportedly in talks with Atletico Madrid about the future of Lucas Torreira and would like the Uruguayan included in a player-plus-cash deal for Thomas Partey . Arsenal make Thomas Partey transfer request to Atletico Madrid in Lucas Torreira talks.

When news first broke months ago that Arsenal were interested in Atletico Madrid’s all-round midfielder Thomas Partey, observers probably expected a speedy resolution.

Despite the impact of the coronavirus on the sport and clubs’ finances, there was a feeling that the Gunners had made the Ghana star their primary target and had a solid plan to push the deal over the line. However, in what feels like an age, Mikel Arteta’s troops are still to complete the signing of the accomplished defensive and central midfielder.

Report: Arsenal to trigger Partey's €50M release clause at 11th hour

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Arsenal are keen on signing Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid in the next transfer window. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has made the 26-year-old a top target , with Partey Partey is currently under contract until 2023 but Atletico want to extend his stay at the Wanda Metropolitano by two

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Instead, it’s been months of constant rumours and back-and-forth negotiations.

The supposed talks between the clubs has dragged so long that Gooners are probably getting exasperated. When updates surface on social media, the general reaction falls within the “So the news is...there’s no news” bracket. Supporters wanted a swift conclusion but they were always unlikely to get that.

Arsenal, like most clubs, have had their finances hit by the global pandemic and need to be extra thrift in the market given the effect of the coronavirus on their bottom line. The recent sale of dependable goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez to Aston Villa could, in theory, help with the move for the West African.

However, the Premier League giants are also interested in Olympique Lyon's leading man Houssem Aouar, who commands a higher fee than the 27-year-old.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised Atletico Madid and a style of play that baffled him after his side were knocked out of the Champions League 4-2 on aggregate in extra time on Wednesday night.

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a close up of a man holding a sign: Houssem Aouar © Provided by Sporting News Houssem Aouar

Surprisingly, nearly everyone expects the Gunners and Atletico to eventually reach an agreement to an extent that the other scenario isn’t being considered: what if Partey stays at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium this season?

In fairness, the implications for the midfield man are probably more deeply felt than one might think. On the one hand, there’s a temptation to say the Black Star can always make his dream move in 12 months but it’s never that simple as a lot can go on in a year: form and fitness may deteriorate in 12 months or potential suitors may have moved on to other targets.

A loss of motivation, which in some way would affect performances, can also become an issue when a supposed dream move falls through.

Indeed, this was the case for Wilfred Zaha, who dreamed of a transfer to the Emirates Stadium last year. The club, however, opted to splurge on LOSC Lille’s Nicolas Pepe who moved to London Colney for a record £72 million fee.

Real Madrid beats Valladolid 1-0; Suárez and Atlético held

  Real Madrid beats Valladolid 1-0; Suárez and Atlético held MADRID — Vinícius Júnior scored after coming off the bench as Real Madrid defeated Valladolid 1-0 on Wednesday for its second win in a row in the Spanish league, while Atlético Madrid was held to a scoreless draw against promoted Huesca in a disappointing first start for Luis Suárez. Vinícius Júnior netted the winner midway through the second half after Madrid’s forwards struggled again in attack. The young Brazilian broke the deadlock from close range after a defensive mistake by Valladolid defenders inside the area. He had been on the field for less than 10 minutes after replacing striker Luka Jovic, who missed another chance to impress as a starter.

Arsenal target Thomas Partey is currently focused on Atletico Madrid and the rest of the season, which is likely to restart next month. All football in Spain has been suspended ever since March due to the coronavirus pandemic and officials are looking to get things back up and running by June 11.

Partey has established himself as a key member of Atletico Madrid ’s side having developed during loan spells at Mallorca and Almeria earlier in his career.

As a consequence of the failure of that transfer, the Crystal Palace wideman’s form suffered an alarming dip and he never truly reached the heights of previous seasons.

Thus, there has been little interest in the winger this summer, in part down to Covid-19, despite the Eagles’ reported willingness to accept an even lower figure than they demanded last year.

a man wearing a blue shirt: Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace 2019-20 © Provided by Sporting News Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace 2019-20

Partey risks falling into a lull himself if a change of scenery from Madrid to North London doesn’t materialise this summer. The feeling with Atletico, especially last season, suggested that Diego Simeone has taken the team as far as he can, and their early-season struggles and meek elimination in the Champions League at the hands of RB Leipzig fed this narrative.

Los Colchoneros were seemingly set for a finish outside the UCL spots for the first time 2011/12 but a strong run of results after football’s restart in June saw them end joint-third on 70 points.

This was a staggering 12 points behind an underwhelming Barcelona and 17 adrift of La Liga champions Real Madrid.

Suarez, a big threat and tears

 Suarez, a big threat and tears © Supplied by Sports.fr Luis Suarez would have reached an agreement with Atlético Madrid. The Uruguayan negotiated his exit slip with Barça who will pay him part of his salary this season. This time it's official: after six years at Barça, Luis Suarez leaves the Blaugrana for Atlético Madrid. A difficult start to get and to live for the Uruguayan. FC Barcelona did not even wait for the essential medical examination.

ATLETICO MADRID are reportedly in talks to sign Lucas Torreira from Arsenal - potentially clearing the way for Thomas Partey 's arrival. Mikel Arteta has not been a huge fan of the Uruguayan since arriving in North London, handing him only seven league starts in ten months.

Boost for Manchester United and Arsenal as transfer target Thomas Partey leaves door open to Thomas Partey has not ruled out a move away from Atletico Madrid this summer The Ghanaian is reportedly a wanted by both Manchester United and Arsenal

Their eventual haul in 2019/20 was also the lowest that had been accrued in any full season under the fiery Argentine manager. This had been coming, though, as they’d failed to hit the 80-point mark since 2015/16 when they had 88 points.

The fact they gathered 78 the previous year suggests that maybe 2016’s haul was an outlier and an over-performance on their Expected Points, a fact proved right as statistics provided by Understat show Atleti out-performed their XPTS by 15 points in 14/15—the highest in La Liga that year.

a female football player on a field: Thomas Partey Atletico Madrid 2019-20 © Provided by Sporting News Thomas Partey Atletico Madrid 2019-20

This team has been punching above their weight for a while and they now seem to have plateaued, making this summer the perfect time for Partey to depart.

Also, there’s a perception that the Spanish top flight has lost its lustre and appeal in the last few years. Indeed, the indifference from neutrals to the league commencing last week was telling and demonstrated how low the competition’s stock has fallen.

For Partey, the desire to play in a league as popular as the Premier League adds to the lure of wanting a move. Not every observer goes out of their way to see games involving Atletico, a situation that’ll instantly change if a move to English football goes ahead as planned.

Ideally, Arsenal will want to acquire both Aouar and the Ghanaian. However, they may have to settle for just one owing to the situation with their finances.

If they move for the Lyon star instead, then Partey will have to refocus on Atletico and La Liga, frankly where he doesn’t want to be anymore.

Atlético crushes Granada .
© Provided by Sofoot Atlético de Madrid 6-1 Granada Goals: Costa (9th), Correa (48th), Félix (65th), Llorente (73rd) and Suárez (86th and 94th)) for Atlético // Molina (87th) for Granada. The seasons pass, and Atlético de Madrid is still there. For their recovery, the Colchoneros blew up Grenade at home (6-1). Dominators, the premises quickly made the difference: in the ninth minute, Costa placed a good ball to open the scoring on a cross from Correa.

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