Thomas Partey’s team-mate explains why he should join Arsenal this summer

first_imgAdvertisement Partey’s father recently claimed Arsenal were in talks to sign the midfielder (Picture: Getty)The Spanish giants are ready to offer the Ghana international a new contract which would increase his release clause from €50million (£47m) to €100m (£93m).AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, Attamah, Partey’s international team-mate, hopes he turns down Atletico’s offer in order to prove himself overseas.‘I will be happy if he goes to Arsenal,’ the Ghana defender told Citi TV.‘He has done everything at Atletico and is recognised as one of his best players. ‘He also has to go to a different league to prove himself. ‘He needs people to know that he is capable of succeeding in other places and not only in Spain.’ Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey has been heavily linked with Arsenal in recent weeks (Picture: Getty)Thomas Partey should complete a move from Atletico Madrid to Arsenal to prove that he’s capable of succeeding in the Premier League as well as La Liga. That’s according to his Ghana team-mate Joseph Larweh Attamah.Arsenal are on the lookout for midfield reinforcements ahead of the summer transfer window and have identified Partey as one of their top targets, with the 26-year-old reportedly keen on joining the north London club. Partey’s father fuelled these rumours last month as he confirmed that the Gunners had held discussions over a big-money switch but Atleti are determined to keep hold of the defensive midfielder. Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 9 Jun 2020 11:39 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kSharescenter_img Attamah has urged Partey to test himself in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)Chelsea legend Michael Essien has not been surprised by the speculation surrounding Partey and admits he would have ‘loved’ to have played alongside the midfielder for the Ghana national team. ‘Thomas is such a good player. I’d have loved to play with him,’ Essien said during an Instagram Live last month.‘He is a young and talented player making waves in Europe. ‘He is one player I’d liked to play alongside but it will never happen. ‘It is their time at the Black Stars now so we have to support them and hopefully they can take it from where we left off.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsene Wenger airs Premier League concerns over Project RestartMORE: Henrikh Mkhitaryan sends message to Mikel Arteta over Arsenal return Thomas Partey’s team-mate explains why he should join Arsenal this summer Advertisementlast_img read more