Thomas Partey’s future at Arsenal has been the subject of much speculation in recent weeks. The 30-year-old midfielder had an impressive season for the Gunners, scoring three goals and helping his team secure a second-place finish in the Premier League.
According to reports from CBS Sports, Partey’s camp has informed potential suitors from Saudi Arabia that he is not currently looking to move to the country. This news comes as a blow to those clubs who were hoping to secure his services this summer. It remains to be seen whether this stance will change in the future, but for now, it seems that Partey is focused on staying at Arsenal.
However, there is another club that has shown interest in signing Partey – Juventus. Initial dialogue has taken place between the Italian giants and Arsenal regarding a potential transfer. It is no surprise that Juventus would want to acquire a player of Partey’s caliber, given his performances last season.
If Arsenal were to sell Partey, they would undoubtedly demand a significant return for their investment. The Gunners signed him from Atletico Madrid last year for a reported fee of around £45 million ($63 million). Considering his contributions on the pitch and his potential value in the market, it is understandable that Arsenal would want a substantial fee if they were to let him go.
Partey’s departure would undoubtedly leave a void in Arsenal’s midfield. His physicality, defensive prowess, and ability to contribute offensively have made him an integral part of Arteta’s plans. However, football is a business, and sometimes tough decisions need to be made.
As the transfer window progresses, it will be interesting to see how the situation unfolds. Will Partey’s stance on a move to Saudi Arabia change? Will Juventus be able to meet Arsenal’s demands? Only time will tell. In the meantime, Arsenal fans will be hoping that their beloved midfielder remains at the club and continues to contribute to their success on the pitch.