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Thomas Partey to Arsenal: Diego Simeone worried about transfer happening, cryptic hint emerges

Arsenal will be looking to put themselves back in the mix for a top-four finish in the Premier League next season after a strong ending to the 2019/20 campaign.

Though the Gunners had endured a disappointing first half to the season, signs of promised showed under Mikel Arteta during the second half of the season.

And Arsenal have already set about bolstering their squad with the addition of former Chelsea winger Willian on a free-transfer.

But Arteta is now poised to turn his attentions to strengthening the centre of his midfield, with Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey amongst his leading targets.

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With that in mind, here is a round-up of everything we know so far concerning the midfielder’s future and what the latest developments are concerning his potential switch to the Emirates Stadium this summer.

What the player has said

The player has previously talked about his desire to play in the Premier League to put Arsenal on red alert.

“At the moment, I am happy at my club,” Partey told ESPN, speaking last summer.

“But in football, you never know when and where you’ll be in the next day or year

Thomas Partey looks on (Image: Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
(Image: Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

“The Premier League is a good league, it’s very competitive and has some of the best players in the world,” he added. “Hopefully, one day. I would like to play there.

“My agents are on it so I will leave everything for them,” he added.

“For me, I am happy playing football and I will continue to play where I am now until something comes up for consideration.”

Father’s Premier League hint

Partey’s father also reiterated his son’s desire to move to England one day.

“I personally told him to move on, if he is not wanted at where he is right now,” he told Enigye FM.

“Because he might be wanted at somewhere…

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