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The Espanyol midfielder is reportedly a target for Mikel Arteta, but we’re somewhat cautious about this. When it was said the story came from Spanish daily Sport, you might think the connection lends it a bit of credibility.
However, when you look on the Sport website and they cite the Daily Express as the source, you lose a bit of faith. And by a little, I mean a lot because the Daily Express is a complete rag.
Nevertheless, in terms of profile you could see why we might be interested. He’s 23 years of age, just over 6′ tall, and has made 33 appearances for Espanyol this season. He’s contracted until 2022 so would command a reasonable fee, if we had any money to spend.
Maybe the Barcelona-based outfit will be in need of any cash they can generate, so his price might be low, but considering the origin of this story, we’re far from convinced.
Remember the summer of The Beast? When it felt like 99.9999999% of Arsenal transfer stories involved Julio Baptista? Well, here we go again. Except with Thomas Partey.
We’re gonna swap him for Lacazette.
His teammate says he wants to play for Arsenal.
The President of Ghana has had his say.
We’re going to invent an entirely new form of cryptocurrency to pay for the transfer with.
The brother of the mother of the cousin of the niece of the boyfriend of the godfather of the sister of the next door neighbour of the granny of Partey heard from someone whose uncle knows the wife of the owner of a gym in Madrid that a friend of a friend of a friend of Partey’s goes to, that it’s all happening.
He’s an 18 year old right back currently contracted to Leicester City, but his deal runs out at the end of this month, making him a free agent. He wouldn’t cost a transfer fee, but we’d have to pay them a development fee decided by a commission.
Apparently we’re ‘battling’ Rangers for his signature. Beyond that, we don’t know anything, but given that he’s yet to even make an appearance for their first team it seems unlikely he’d be anything but a player for the U23s even if he did sign.
It was reported by Charles Watts of Goal that the Greek defender was ‘attracting interest’ from a number of German clubs. He’s currently on loan with FC Nurnberg and has reportedly been ‘impressive’ during his time there.
He’s played 10 games in the Bundesliga 2 for a side battling relegation, so he’s likely to be busy at the back, but this story sounds like one of those where an agent is making sure his client has visibility before the next transfer window.
His future at Arsenal is very uncertain after an injury plagued period, and if he follows the path of previous players we’ve loaned to the German second division (Ryo Miyaichi and Takuma Asano), chances are he’ll be on the move somewhere.
Currently on loan with Besiktas but in the middle of a pay dispute with them, the Egyptian international’s future is up in the air right now. There had been links with Galatasaray, and even AC Milan (do it, Gazidis, you owe us), but he’s now attracting the interest of Olympiacos.
Again, info is short on the ground, but this does feel like the kind of move that fits all concerned. Elneny has a contract with Arsenal until 2022.
*credit to Andrew Allen for the headline pun despite taking his eye off the ball over the Goodbye, Mr Chips debacle.