Arsenal plotting surprise move for Atletico Madrid star

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Arsenal are interested in signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey in the winter transfer window, according to the Daily Cannon.

The Ghanaian international has seen opportunities limited this season making most of his appearances from the bench.

Despite, an outstanding 2017/18 campaign, where he played over fifty games and won the Europa League with Atletico Madrid, coach Diego Simeone is in the market for another midfielder.

According to reports, the Argentine coach wants Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur to compliment Rodrigo Hernández at the heart of midfield.

This means the Ghanaian’s chances of breaking into the team becomes more difficult.

Meanwhile, Arsenal who were interested in the midfielder as a possible replacement for Aaron Ramsey who failed to sign a contract extension with the club.

Partey is currently on a deal with the Spanish club that expires in 2023 but has fallen out of favour this season.

Partey was a regular starter for Atletico last season and featured over 50 times under Diego Simeone, but this season he has found it hard to get as much playing time as he desires.

Paris Saint Germain coach Thomas Tuchel is also a long term admirer of Thomas Partey and could make another attempt to sign the Ghanaian in January.

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