Premier league news Arsenal can eclipse Liverpool's Thiago transfer plans with Thomas Partey deal Last spor news
MetiNews.Com - Arsenal and Liverpool have been linked with moves for Thomas Partey and Thiago Alcantara respectively before the summer transfer window closes
Breaking News ! Arsenal and Liverpool could be two of the sides that dominate the final weeks of the summer transfer window. Neither club has been particularly busy so far with the Gunners landing Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes on permanent deals, whilst also bringing back Dani Ceballos on another season-long loan deal from Real Madrid. As for the defending Premier League champions, their sole signing remains Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in8Cancel Play now However, both Mikel Arteta and Jurgen Klopp are said to still be on the market to improve their central midfield options before deadline day. Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey is among Arsenal's main targets. However, the La Liga outfit are insistent that they will not sell the Ghanaian international unless his buyout clause of £45million is met and have reportedly rejected two swap deal proposals.
. In a dream scenario where Partey and Thiago end up at Arsenal and Liverpool respectively before the window closes, which club would have the edge?
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Well, thanks to Squawka, the answer is Arsenal. This is based on research regarding the 2019-20 league season where 348 players attempted 50+ take-ons in Europe's top five divisions and Partey had the highest success rate with 89%. As seen in the graphic above, Thiago had the same success rate percentage as Chelsea's Mateo Kovacic but completed six fewer take-ons than the Blues midfielder.
Thomas Partey to Arsenal
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Whilst it's clear that signing Partey would be a huge upgrade for Arsenal's midfield, the question is will they be able to secure a deal for him? Some Arsenal fans do believe a £45m transfer will happen following some interesting social media activity. It was pointed out that Partey’s sibling had followed Arsenal on Instagram, as well as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil, Willian, and David Luiz, which prompted a big reaction.
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