Thomas Partey’s Ghana teammate supports Arsenal transfer

Thomas Partey has been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer
Thomas Partey has been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer (Getty Images)

Thomas Partey’s close friend and teammate with Ghana, Kasim Nuhu, has backed the midfielder to join Arsenal from Atletico Madrid.

The Gunners have been linked with a move for the 26-year-old, whose father claimed last month that Mikel Arteta’s side have made an approach.

Partey has a €50 million (£47m) release clause in his current deal with Atletico, while reports have claimed that Liverpool are also interested in a move.

Arsenal, meanwhile, could struggle to secure a place in next season’s Champions League when the current campaign resumes as Arteta’s side are currently sit eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

But Nuhu, who has played alongside Partey for Ghana, says he would be happy for his friend to join the Gunners.

Thomas Partey has a €50 million release clause in his deal with Atletico Madrid
Thomas Partey has a €50 million release clause in his deal with Atletico Madrid (Getty Images)

‘Atletico Madrid is a very good club so he is playing one of the biggest clubs in the world and Arsenal are also one of the biggest,’ Nuhu told TV3 on Instagram.

‘For me, it is his decision because playing for Atletico Madrid is the same as playing for Arsenal.

‘The two teams always make the same category in the league, fighting for the third and fourth place to play in Champions League.

‘But as we all know the Premier League is the best league in the world so if he joins Arsenal I will be happy for him.’

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