Thomas Partey’s agent speaks out after Arsenal target’s dad makes transfer talks claim

The representatives of Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey have denied the star is in talks with Arsenal after the Ghanian’s father claimed negotiations were taking place about a transfer to the north London Club.

Partey’s father, Jacob, claimed he had spoken to his son, who confirmed to him that Arsenal were holding talks to sign the 26-year-old.

“I called my son after hearing the rumours and he told me that the rumours are true,’ Jacob Partey told Tru FM’s ‘Sports World Show’.

“He told me they are holding talks between him and Arsenal.

“It all depends on the offer Atletico are demanding.

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“If he goes to Arsenal fine, they have a lot of supporters in Ghana.

“I will be happy if he decides to move to Arsenal. What they are discussing now is how Atletico will release him.”

Partey, who has a £43.5million (€50m) release clause in his contract, has been a key player for Atletico boss Diego Simeone this campaign.


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However, his representatives have denied the suggested that talks are taking place between Atletico and Arsenal for the midfielder.

“It’s totally untrue,” JJSports, Thomas’ representatives, said about the reported Arsenal negotiations.

Partey’s current contract keeps him at the club until 2023 and Atletico have been in discussions with the player about extending this deal, although no agreement has been reached.

He has made 35 appearances in all competitions this season and despite being a defensive midfielder has also chipped in with three goals and an assist.


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Partey has featured in every Champions League game for Los Rojiblancos this campaign and he also played every minute of their sensational 4-2 last 16 victory over Liverpool.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is interested in the player, despite already having Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi in his squad.

The Gunners are also considering including Alexandre Lacazette in a swap deal to tempt Atletico to sell Partey.

Atletico are still looking for an additional striker after failing in their attempts to sign Edison Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain in the January window.

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