Partey open to La Liga switch, but Arsenal stay not ruled out

By on March 24, 2024

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Real Sociedad are willing to pay £22m to sign Thomas Partey this summer as Arsenal look to boost their transfer kitty by selling the injury-plagued midfielder, according to Football Transfers.

This season, the 30-year-old has only made six appearances for Arsenal. Injury issues have plagued the Ghana international, causing him to miss most of this season. Partey’s absence used to serve as a significant blow to Arteta’s game plan. However, Declan Rice’s arrival put an end to this.

Partey was the ideal link between Arsenal’s defense and attack. As the traditional No. 6, he excelled last season, keeping our Gunners defensively secure while the attack focused on pinning opponents down. However, he’s not been able to showcase his best this season due to persistent injury woes.

Fortunately, Rice has filled Partey’s boots this season. The ex-Hammer has done more than just keep the Gunners defensively strong; he has also made an impact in the final third, scoring goals (6) and supplying assists (5).

Rice has neutralized Partey’s influence, so his departure wouldn’t be a major blow, and the ex-Atletico Madrid is expected to depart Arsenal in the summer.

What next for Partey?

According to Football Transfers, Saudi Pro League teams would have wanted to sign him. However, the Arsenal midfielder is wants to return to La Liga, where he had a fantastic time with Atletico Madrid.

In La Liga, he is unlikely to return to Wanda Metropolitan, but he could transfer to the Reale Arena to play for Real Sociedad. As per the report, they are keen signing Partey and are willing to pay £22 million to secure his signature.

Football Transfers says Partey’s first choice is to remain at Arsenal and see out the final year of his contract – which expires in 2025. However, Arsenal want to cash-in and use the money to help boost Arteta transfer funds for the summer.

It’s going to be interesting to see what happens. Hopefully, in the last 2 months of the season, he will stay fit and play for his future—whether that be convincing Arsenal to keep him or making a big move away.