Thomas Partey’s agent has confirmed that the player will cost £43.5m should Arsenal wish to sign him.
Thomas Partey has been linked with a move to Arsenal or Manchester United for a while now but the 25-year-old doesn’t actually seem that keen on a move.
“I’ve grown up in Atleti and I am sure I will stay here,” Partey told Cadena COPE in April.
“I don’t know of another place that will understand how I play like they do here”.
However, now that the summer has arrived, speculation has started once again.
Inter Milan are apparently interested in him too and his agent, Daniel Jimenez, said, “I can say that right now, I haven’t talked to anyone, even if Inter are a top club.
“There’s a €50m (£43.5m) release clause in his contract, a figure that’s cheap for a player like Thomas.
“We’ll wait for the season to end and then we’ll see.”
Partey has made a total of 41 appearances for Atletico Madrid this season, scoring three and assisting four from a defensive midfield position.
He was also said to be ‘excited’ about the possibility of a move to the Premier League before he said he was happy in Spain.
Speaking last summer, Thomas also said, “The Premier League is a good league, it’s very competitive and has some of the best players in the world. Hopefully, one day. I would like to play there.”
Thomas’s best work comes off the ball. He’s fantastic at making interceptions and tackles to win possession back but he’s also more than capable at making things happen once he’s won it.
His current contract runs until 2023.