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Arsenal able to make supply for £102m-rated Thomas Partey alternative

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Arsenal are able to make a suggestion for a participant with a mammoth launch clause as they purpose to shake up their midfield this summer season.

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Regardless of Euro 2024 being across the nook, these able of energy at Arsenal will as an alternative be closely targeted on the upcoming switch window as they search a primary Premier League title in over 20 years.

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On the entire, the Gunners’ squad has improved over the past yr, with younger stars like William Saliba and Declan Rice taking the following step of their journey to changing into severely world-class expertise. Nonetheless, as is the case with most groups, there have been a number of gamers who didn’t have a terrific season with Arsenal.

One such participant is Thomas Partey. The 30-year-old had beforehand been an integral a part of Arsenal’s midfield and fashioned a superb partnership with Granit Xhaka. Nonetheless, the Ghanaian’s lack of ability to remain match severely hampered his enjoying time, with the midfielder making simply 14 league appearances throughout 2023/24, finishing 90 minutes on simply 5 events – arguably making him an unreliable long-term possibility for Mikel Arteta.

Thomas Partey 2023/24 PL stats per 90

Tackles

1

Interceptions

0.8

Fouls

0.7

Clearances

0.6

Blocks

0.2

Stats through WhoScored

With Partey’s time as a daily for Arsenal doubtlessly coming to an finish, the north London powerhouse have begun different choices.

They’re reportedly fascinated with signing Everton’s Amadou Onana and have already made contact to be “knowledgeable on the participant’s state of affairs”. Elsewhere, the Gunners are sustaining an curiosity in Newcastle United’s Bruno Guimaraes, whereas they’re additionally nonetheless Actual Sociedad star Martin Zubimendi, from whom they could effectively “strive once more” to signal.

Arsenal able to make supply for £102m-rated midfielder

Now, a contemporary identify is garnering curiosity from the Emirates. The participant in query is 19-year-old Benfica sensation Joao Neves.

As per Portuguese outlet A Bola, Neves was added to Arsenal’s switch shortlist lately and they’re now able to make a suggestion to attempt to deliver the midfielder to England. Nonetheless, Arteta is just stated to be prepared to supply up £51m for Neves’ providers. Whereas it is a excessive sum for an adolescent at the moment incomes over €18k (£16k) per week, he’s stated to have a £102m launch clause in his deal, which runs till 2028.

Joao-Neves-Benfica

Regardless of solely being 19, Neves has made 75 senior appearances for Benfica, together with 55 throughout the 2023/24 season. His stellar showings have additionally earned him a spot within the Portuguese nationwide staff and reward from his fellow countryman, Bruno Fernandes.

“He is a wonderful participant and a very good child. He can have a brilliant future wherever he goes,” Fernandes stated.

Champions League soccer means Arsenal possible have first rate cash to spend this summer season, and promoting Partey would soften the blow of any heavy outlay on Joao Neves, to not point out some other targets they’ve.

Nonetheless, their pursuit of the teen could also be difficult additional by his present membership, who’ve been eager on hike his launch clause to round £127m, which might be effectively over double the Gunners’ reported present supply.