Arsenal to offer star striker plus cash for Partey's signature - reports

Arsenal to offer star striker plus cash for Partey's signature - reports
Atletico Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey attends a training session

by Bertin Basson

Monday Apr 20, 2020. 14:00

Arsenal are reportedly ready to offer Alexandre Lacazette as part of a deal to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.

According to The Sun, the Ghana international has emerged as the club’s top transfer target and the Gunners are willing to part with Lacazette in order to complete the deal.

Partey has attracted interest from several clubs across Europe and despite attempts from Atleti to extend his current contract past the 2023 season, Partey seems eager to suss out other options before committing to a new deal with the Spanish LaLiga club.

The 26-year-old has established himself as one of the top defensive midfielder’s in Europe and was particularly impressive in Atleti’s elimination of Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League this season.

In total, he has scored three goals in 35 appearances across all competitions this season and Arsenal head coach MIkel Arteta looks set to make a big move for the midfielder once the transfer window opens.

Lacazette has scored 45 goals in 114 appearances since joining Arsenal from Lyon in 2017, but with just nine goals in 26 games this season the North London club are reportedly happy to part with the forward.

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