ARSENAL and Atletico Madrid are reportedly plotting a stunning swap deal involving Matteo Guendouzi and Thomas Partey.
El Gol Digital claims Mikel Arteta is ready to ditch Guendouzi this summer following his recent bad-boy antics.
Arsenal are eyeing a swap deal with Atletico Madrid involving Matteo Guendouzi
Arsenal are looking to land Thomas Partey in a straight swap for Guendouzi
Guendouzi previously failed to impress Arteta with his attitude in training and more recently the Frenchman was involved in a post-match bust-up with Brighton’s Neil Maupay.
He was subsequently dropped from the squad for games against Southampton and Sheffield United.
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Arsenal are believed to have drawn up a list of potential replacements.
Porto star Danilo Pereira is of interest but would cost a whopping £55million, which is well out of Arsenal’s price range.
Red Bull Salzburg prodigy Dominik Szoboszlai is also on Arteta’s radar after a fine season.
But Partey is believed to be a long-term target for the Gunners.
He has made no secret of his desire for a new club this summer.
Atletico have accepted Partey wants to leave, and they are now ready to kill two birds with one stone by taking Guendouzi off Arsenal’s hands in a straight swap.
Arteta is likely to jump at the chance to strike that deal, with Partey seen as a player entering his prime who can make an immediate impact in the team.
Both Partey and Guendouzi are valued at around £44m, making it an intriguing prospect for all parties involved.
By: Anthony Chapman
Title: Arsenal linked with shock Thomas Partey transfer swap with Matteo Guendouzi as Atletico Madrid eye bad boy midfielder
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11984518/arsenal-guendouzi-partey-atletico-madrid-swap-deal/
Published Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 19:03:56 +0000