Arsenal handed Thomas Partey blow as player’s spokesperson outlines transfer status

The spokesperson of Arsenal target Thomas Partey has delivered an update on the Atletico Madrid midfielder’s future.

Arsenal are said to have Partey as one of their main transfer targets this summer as Mikel Arteta looks to shape his squad ahead of the new season.

The Gunners have already added one new face with Willian arriving on a free transfer after the expiry of his contract at Chelsea.

The Brazilian is expected to be joined by compatriot Gabriel Magalhaes, with Arsenal fighting off competition for the Lille defender.

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Speaking on football 360, Samuel Zigah, Partey’s spokesperson delivered the latest on his client potentially leaving Atletico this summer.

“He can only leave Atletico Madrid when he’s not needed,” he said.

When questioned if he is still needed, his reply was: “I think that answers the question”.

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The spokesperson was also asked about comments from the Ghana national team manager warning Partey against a move to Arsenal.

“Honestly, I wouldn’t want him to move to Arsenal because with Atletico, he will always play Champions League football,’ he said.

His position is guaranteed and he will always play.

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