NEWSNOW: THOMAS PARTEY ‘TO ARSENAL ALMOST A DONE DEAL
The Gunners have informed the Ghanaian midfielder and his representatives that they plan on triggering his £45 million release clause soon and that the 27 year old can expect to complete his move to the Emirates by the end of this month or the start of September at the latest.
All that is left for the North London club to do to get this deal over the line is to pay Partey’s buyout clause as they have already agreed personal terms with the Ghana international who will sign a four year contract with Arsenal if and when the move goes through.
The 27 year old is Arsenal’s primary transfer target and they are determined to bring him to North London this summer. The Gunners attempted to sign the player in a cash plus player deal and offered Atletico one of a number of their players but the Madrid based club rejected these offers. The Rojiblancos have maintained that they will only allow the player to leave if his £45 million release clause is triggered.
Atletico Madrid’s season came to an end after their 2-1 defeat to Red Bull Leipzig in the Champions League quarter finals and talks between the two clubs to complete a deal for Partey are expected to ramp up in the coming days.