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 hindsightPartey was an unused sub in the CL quarter final vs RB Leipzig in august. Pretty important game one would think.
???????It is most obvious, that we are not looking to get cash (which we do but have to in general) but that we are waiting to see whether theyre gonna take 30-40mill at the end of the window. Not selling the player and letting him go for free at the end of the season is not an option usually.
look at how we panicked with Alexis and tried to sell him last minute and tried to get Lemar for 90mil ffs.
Keeping partey is a horror scenario for Atletico but its not sensible to come out now and say so.
But theyre not gonna get 50mil from anyone if Thiago just went for 30 on a similar deal.
I hate to admit that I agree with this.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.
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.
Are we so sure that he’s the answer that we need though? Is he that much of an upgrade on Xhaka & Ceballos?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.
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.
Agree.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.
Success does not come cheap.https://www.whoscored.com/Articles/...bate-Partey-vs-Aouar-Who-do-Arsenal-need-more
Quite liked this article on the matter. The price is definitely off putting considering we have to pay it all up front but i genuinely believe this guy can transform our midfield.