Premier League giants Arsenal are prepared to meet the release clause of Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey according to the latest media reports emanating from the European nation of Spain.
Libertad Digital said that the Gunners want to meet the €50m release clause in the contract of the Ghanaian international player and that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta sees the player has one to improve the options that he has in his midfield.
The media outlet also revealed that Atletico Madrid want to offer him a new contract that will see his release clause increase significantly from the aforementioned figure.
Thomas Partey has scored three goals and provided one assist from the Atletico Madrid midfield in 33 appearances in all competitions this term and the Ghanaian midfielder was immense as Atletico Madrid stunned Liverpool in the first half of their Champions League last 16 tie.
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Partey produced a man-of-the-match performance in the colours of Atletico Madrid as he helped the Rojiblancos to establish a slim 1-0 lead from the first leg of the Champions League first knockout stage with Liverpool who are the defending champions.
That defeat was only the second for an unbeaten Liverpool team in the Premier League after the 2-0 loss to Italian Serie A giants Napoli in the first match of their Group E campaign.
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone would be hoping that Thomas Partey comtinues his fine form when they travel to Liverpool to face the European champions in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.
The Spaniards have to avoid defeat or maintain a one-goal defeat that involves them scoring to advance to the quarterfinals at the expense of the defending champions.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will definitely improve his squad in the summer in virtually all the departments and Thomas Partey is a big option for him in midfield.