Atletico Madrid ‘wants to trade in Thomas Partey for Liverpool star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’ … who strikes Arsenal’s hopes of landing Frenchman
- Atletico Madrid wants to trade Thomas Partey for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
- The news hits Arsenal in their search for Ghana’s midfielder
- Partey is closely tied to Arsenal, but Atletico is concerned about the deal
Arsenal’s hopes to sign Thomas Partey have taken a hit, with Atletico Madrid swapping the midfielder for Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Partey has been closely linked with a move to Arsenal in recent weeks, but Atletico is unsure whether the Gunners will be able to pay his £ 45 million buyout clause.
As reported by The sun, Atletico is eager to bring in Oxlade-Chamberlain from Liverpool in a direct trade for Partey.
Arsenal has been hit with Atletico Madrid who wanted to swap Thomas Partey for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in Liverpool
Oxlade-Chamberlain played 34 games for Liverpool in all competitions this season as he rebounded from the injury issues that had hampered him in previous campaigns.
Liverpool are unlikely to approve the departure of Oxlade-Chamberlain, whose current contract with Anfield will run until the summer of 2023.
Atletico would like to bring in Oxlade-Chamberlain and let Partey go the other way
The English international’s ability to play wide or as a central midfielder makes him a useful part of Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
Partey, meanwhile, has earned high praise for his performance for Atletico this season, with great interest in him from elsewhere.
Like Oxlade-Chamberlain, Partey’s contract will run until 2023, but he could leave Atletico this summer if an appropriate offer is made.