Checkout Three sales Arsenal can make to fund Thomas Partey transfer
Over the past two months their are transfer stories that are based on the premise that all the big teams can simply offload a few weak players to finance a bigger signings. So here are three sales Arsenal can make to fund Thomas Partey transfer this summer.
There isn’t a lot of money going around so it’s often a case of waiting for one transfer to happen and trigger a domino effect, but Arsenal have started to make some handy additions to the squad.
Naturally the fans will hope that fringe players like Sokratis, Callum Chambers, Mesut Ozil, Lucas Torreira or Sead Kolasinac could be sold for decent money to finance the move for Partey but it’s just not realistic.
It’s also possible that the money will need to be raised by selling two or more players, but here’s three potential sales that have some logic in them and would raise the necessary funds.
Here are three sales Arsenal can make to fund Thomas Partey transfer
Hector Bellerin – £25m+
The Spanish full back is a popular player and he’s been a vital part of the team in the past, but he keeps getting injured and can’t be relied upon for a whole season.
Arteta would need to fully trust Maitland-Niles to play a starting role for this to happen and he would always have Cedric to fall back on, while a recent report from The Guardian suggested that PSG have made a bid of £25m+ bonuses for Bellerin, so this would raise a bulk of the fee and the squad should be strong enough to deal with the loss.
Alexandre Lacazette – £30m +
The Football Manager player in you is screaming to say if Atletico Madrid want Lacazette they should just swap him for Thomas Partey, but it just doesn’t seem to be that simple.
This story has dragged on and on while The Daily Mail even suggested that Atletico were set to sign the French striker for £30m when Aubameyang signed his new deal, it still hasn’t gone anywhere.
Matteo Guendouzi – £15m +
It’s pretty much impossible to tell what Guendouzi’s market value is due to the financial uncertainty in the world and the fact that he had a very public falling out with Mikel Arteta.
It’s not a total stretch to say if everything was normal and he continued to play at a high level without falling out of favour last season he could even be worth as much as £50m, but it’s clear that Arsenal don’t want him and they have no leverage when it comes to selling him.
He’s still young, his energy can get a team going and he’s a genuinely good all-round midfielder, but his attitude is an issue so it could be difficult to offload him.