Atletico Madrid have actually provided midfielder Thomas Partey a fresh long-lasting contract as they look for to ward off the interest from Premier League side Arsenal, The Guardian’s Fabrizio Romano has actually reported.
The Ghana international made his first-team debut for Atletico during the 2015/16 season and he has actually considering that made 174 appearances for the club throughout all competitions.
He is now considered an indisputable starter in the holding midfield position under manager Diego Simeone and Fabrizio has actually exposed that Atletico aspire to extend his contract.
At present, Partey has a ₤435 m release stipulation in his existing offer and it is comprehended that the Gunners are taking a look at the possibility of setting off the figure in order to draw him to the Emirates Arena.
Nevertheless, Simeone’s side are keen to prevent the situation and they are prepared to hand Partey a two-year extension on his present offer (ending in June 2023) while doubling his ₤65,000 a week income.
On top of this, the Madrid giants will likewise look for to increase the release stipulation to more than EUR100 m (₤872 m) which would certainly put the Gunners off from making a method.
The north London side have regularly made use of Granit Xhaka as the holding midfielder and the Swiss’ efficiencies have actually certainly enhanced with Arteta organizing the club in December in 2015.
Still, the former Gunners captain does do not have the speed and movement when tracking back which is something Partey would offer, expect he makes the move to the club.
As things stand, it appears that Atletico remain in an excellent position to extend his stay and the Gunners might need to look somewhere else or depend on their existing midfield alternatives next term.
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