MX23RW : Friday, August 28 18:00:44| >> :60:1274:1274:

Ghana boss urges Thomas Partey to snub Arsenal

Ghana boss urges Thomas Partey to snub Arsenal
© Reuters
Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey should reject the chance to sign for Arsenal, according to Ghana boss CK Akonnor.

Ghana boss CK Akonnor has urged Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey to reject any opportunity to sign for Arsenal.

With a £45m release clause in his contract, Partey has been heavily linked with a summer switch to the Emirates Stadium.

While it is unclear whether the Gunners can afford to pay the required fee, the versatile 27-year-old has been encouraged to continue his career at Wanda Metropolitano.

Speaking to Starr FM, Akonnor said: "Honestly, I wouldn't want him to move to Arsenal because with Atletico, he will always play Champions League football. His position is guaranteed and he will always play.

"With Arsenal, I'm not too sure. Arsenal fans will kill me [for saying he should not join them]. I hope that, and I'm sure money issues will come in, but I hope that whatever he asks for, Atletico will be able to pay."

Juventus have also been linked with an approach for Partey, who made 45 appearances in all competitions during the most recent campaign.


Thomas Partey future - Click here for more stories

Click here for more stories about Thomas Partey

Click here for more stories about Arsenal

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta pictured on July 7, 2020
Read Next:
Agent: 'Arsenal are not in discussions for Joelson Fernandes'
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free daily transfer newsletter! Sent twice a day during the transfer window.

rhs 2.0

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!