Thomas Partey

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Troopz, Oct 16, 2018.


Do you think Partey will sign for Arsenal?

  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    Wasn't he injured?
  2. Paddy from Sweden

    Paddy from Sweden Active Member

    On the bench. I was really surprised that he didn't start and didn't even come on at some time. Didn't really think much about it until tonight when I read that guys message.
  3. AberGooner

    AberGooner Well-Known Member

    He picked up a knock in the league game prior to Leipzig. I guess he wasn't 100% for that game. Should have probably risked him for it in hindsight
  4. Paddy from Sweden

    Paddy from Sweden Active Member

    That would explain it. Yeah, they could definitely have needed him on the pitch in that game.
  5. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

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  6. MartiSaka

    MartiSaka Active Member

    I don't mind paying overs for a player if we desperately need him and its not my money, but IMO paying 50 million for Partey in the current market is greater than Pepe level overs. I don't watch a lot of Atletico, seen Partey in a few games, but surely we can get a guy close to Partey's level for a lot less than 50 million particularly given his age.
  7. Makavelii

    Makavelii Well-Known Member

    I hate to admit that I agree with this.
    His stats aren’t that impressive to justify 50m. Maybe it’s just the way Atletico play, but Auoar has to be the priority.
  8. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    I don't want to use Liverpool as a case study for everything, but they paid 75m for a CB and 65m for a GK. At the time both seemed 15 to 20 million too much. I bet nobody associated with the club cares now! 45m is a lot of money for a cm, but it addresses an area of huge need. Again using Liverpool, I doubt they regret spending big on Fabinho.

    We should be doing everything to get Partey.
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  9. TromsoGooner

    TromsoGooner Well-Known Member

    Will be very interesting to see if he plays today. If he doesn`t it obviously doesn`t mean we`ll sign him but would mean that Atletico still expect us to and that they need the money.
  10. Makavelii

    Makavelii Well-Known Member

    Are we so sure that he’s the answer that we need though? Is he that much of an upgrade on Xhaka & Ceballos?
  11. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    Wtf :lol:

    He is streets ahead of Xhaka and Ceballos but he is also a completely different player to both of them. Need to watch the guy instead of looking at his stats.
  12. MikeVinna

    MikeVinna Well-Known Member

    I think he’s a great player. Not perfect. But he’s a great ball carrier, has a tidy pass in him and obviously better physical qualities than the players we have.

    For me it’s about the type of player he is more so than his quality(even though he’s quality).
  13. Mitch

    Mitch Bellerin Upgrade Advocate

    Well he's not an upgrade over Ceballos for starters. Different kind of players though and I would choose Ceballos ahead of Partey. Partey is most similar to Wanyama and Bakayoko in style and abillity rather than the Vieira & Yaya hybrid that some make him out to be on here.
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  14. Blood on the Tracks

    Blood on the Tracks Well-Known Member

    I think Parteys release clause is a bit above his actual value, and that's understandable. This summer may be a bit of an anomaly with all the financial issues around Covid-19, but in general I don't think we should be worried about paying £5-10m extra for our number 1 target. It's not like Partey's release clause is ridiculously over valuing him.

    I'd hate to see us balk at his price and end up buying our 3/4th choice target just because we'd save £10-15m. It's the sort of thing we've done a lot over the past decade or so and it's often come back to haunt us.
  15. Makavelii

    Makavelii Well-Known Member

    Why? It’s easier to be unbiased when looking at stats. Managers rely heavily on them when making signings.

    How many times have we been disappointed in a player after signing them because they have a good highlights reel? (A lot)

    Maybe Parteys stats are that way just because of how Atletico play. But it still raises questions.
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  16. Makavelii

    Makavelii Well-Known Member

  17. mpower2540

    mpower2540 Well-Known Member

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  18. SingmeasongSong

    SingmeasongSong Rarely Right

    Actually cannot believe as to how good Partey is in the key aspects we need, but also very complete as a player.

    Aouar AND Partey means 3rd-4th for me and title challenge next year, simple as.
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  19. krackpot

    krackpot Established Member Trusted

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  20. Makavelii

    Makavelii Well-Known Member

    Just had a look at Parteys stats in the champions league. They’re pretty excellent. Starting to come around to this.
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