Thomas Partey’s father Jacob has revealed that Chelsea were keen on signing the midfielder from Atletico Madrid, but they lost out to Arsenal.
Partey become one of the most talked about players in the transfer window and was constantly linked with a move to the Emirates, but their delay in getting a transfer deal wrapped up meant that we were interested in a possible deal.
Frank Lampard was keen to add a holding midfielder to the squad and was keen to wrap up a transfer deal for Declan Rice, but with his asking price way too high, it meant that a late move for Partey was going to be made.
However, after hearing that we were showing a late interest in signing Partey, Arsenal FINALLY decided to pay his £45 million asking price, pay him £200,000-a-week and bring him to the Premier League to help bolster their Champions League hopes.
Now, after the dust has settled and the transfer window has closed, Partey’s father Jacob has opened up and confirmed that the club were indeed trying to secure a transfer deal for Partey, He told Joy Sports: “We actually weren’t disturbed by anything because we hoped a bigger team will come for Partey.
“We were aware of the [other teams that were interested]: Juventus, Chelsea and so forth.
“So about all these we knew God was with us. From that minute we started to dance to ‘Party after Party.’”
Arsenal were very lucky to get a transfer deal done for Partey as he is one of the best midfielders in Europe, so the fact that we missed out on signing the man for a bargain, that was not great news to hear was it?
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