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Torreira closing in on Atletico loan 0

Posted on October 01, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Lucas Torreira is now very close to completing a loan move to Atletico Madrid, according to The Athletic. It has also been confirmed by Goal.com Arsenal correspondent Charles Watts. The Uruguay international will join Diego Simeone’s team for the remainder of the 2020/21 season, with Atletico having the option to make the deal permanent at the end of that period.

The deal hasn’t been agreed in every detail yet, nor has Torreira’s medical been scheduled, but the parties involved in the talks are close to reaching the agreement.

Atletico keen on Torreira loan, Arsenal consider Partey alternatives 0

Posted on September 25, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Atletico Madrid are keen to secure a loan deal for Lucas Torreira, according to Sky Sports, and what’s more, they’re increasingly confident about getting such a deal done soon.

The two clubs are currently locked in negotiations. While the Spanish side wish for a temporary move at this point, Arsenal are keen to make it permanent with Torreira having no place in manager Mikel Arteta’s plans, and they need the funds potentially generated through that sale in order to sign a midfielder who would be of more use to the Gunners’ boss. Along with outcasts Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi, Torreira is yet to appear on a matchday team-sheet this season.

Thomas Partey – A new hope? 0

Posted on September 08, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have been heavily credited with interest in Thomas Partey of Atletico Madrid throughout the summer, and even before. The Spanish club reportedly rejected two offers from the Gunners early on, both consisting of a player+cash arrangement.

Atletico have so far been adamant that Partey would not be leaving unless a potential suitor triggers his release clause set at €50 million (£45m). They’ve been also hoping they would be able to convince the midfielder to sign a new contract, which would see that clause rise significantly, but they haven’t had any success in that area so far. Partey apparently remains open to other options and does not wish to recommit to the Rojiblancos at this point.

Arsenal have second Partey bid rejected by Atletico 0

Posted on July 28, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have reportedly had two offers for Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey rejected, according to The Guardian.

Partey has recently become a very important player for Diego Simeone’s team. Primarily a defence-minded midfielder, he has made a total of 46 appearances this season so far, with their Champions League campaign still to have its conclusion after they knocked out Premier League title winners Liverpool in the round of 16. The 27-year-old powerhouse played a big part in that feat. He also managed to get on the scoresheet four times.

Arsenal to step up Partey interest 0

Posted on July 01, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have intensified their interest in signing Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid this summer, according to David Ornstein of The Athletic.

The 27-year old midfield powerhouse has played 42 times for Diego Simeone’s side in all competitions this season. He scored three goals and provided no more than one assist, but it’s hardly relevant for a player whose primary duty is to protect the back line by positioning himself directly in front of them and fight for every ball.

Lacazette set for contract talks amid Atletico interest 0

Posted on June 12, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are set to hold talks over a new contract with Alexandre Lacazette amid the interest in his services coming from Atletico Madrid, according to ESPN.

The club still face uncertainty over the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer, but they are apparently adamant that they won’t be parting ways with both strikers. The pair are good friends, but both of them are keen to hear and consider Arsenal’s long-term vision under Mikel Arteta before making their respective decisions, especially in the light of the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Almost all players except Mesut Ozil have agreed to take a 12.5% pay cut, with the German still earning his £350,000 per week.

Looking for Partey 0

Posted on June 09, 2020 by Harry Kettle

There’s no rest for the wicked these days, even in the midst of a global pandemic.

Football may not be fully back to business with some leagues still waiting to receive the green light, but it does appear as if we’re on our way back to a point where we can say that full operations have resumed once more. Whether or not that lasts, of course, is a different matter altogether, but it’s definitely worth noting that things haven’t been this busy in months – and that goes for the reported dealings in the transfer market, too.

Thomas Partey informs his father of Arsenal talks 0

Posted on April 23, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey has informed his father he is currently in talks with Arsenal over a possible move to the Emirates, as relayed by AS.

Apparently, Jacob Partey says his son has told him the rumours about it were true, that there is genuine interest in his services from the Gunners and that he is in talks with them, although he added that the matter was still in Atletico’s hands as they wait to see what they will be offering now.

Arsenal submit Thomas Partey bid 0

Posted on April 15, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have submitted a bid for Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey, according to Daily Express.

Partey has been on Atletico books for his whole career so far. He has had loan spells as a youngster, first with RCD Mallorca in 2013/14, and then with UD Almeria the following season. After his return to the parent club in 2015, the number of games he was involved in gradually grew from season to season. This term he has made 35 competitive appearances in all competitions before the Coronavirus pandemic caused football to stop; 31 of those were starts.

Atletico Madrid looking at Lacazette? 0

Posted on January 20, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to Sky Sports, Atletico Madrid are considering a swoop for Alexandre Lacazette.

The Spanish club have been without the services of Diego Costa for quite a while now, and the former Chelsea striker is set to be out for further two months. His injury has effectively left head coach Diego Simeone with Alvaro Morata as the only option for the position furthest up the pitch, and he plans to counter the problem by dipping into the transfer market this month.



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