‘Three Year Contract Ready’ – Arsenal Star Tipped To Make Surprise £15.4M Switch To Italy

‘Three Year Contract Ready’ – Arsenal Star Tipped To Make Surprise £15.4M Switch To Italy

Juventus have a “three-year contract ready” for Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey, according to Sky Sport Italia.

The TV station claim that the Serie A side are keen to find a replacement for Adrien Rabiot, who looks set to leave Turin when his contract expires at the end of the month.

Juve have identified Partey as an option and Sky claim that they have already been given the “go-ahead” from the player to make the deal happen.

The Ghanaian has been tipped to leave the Gunners after three seasons, which has come as a surprise to many supporters following his strong performances last campaign.

However, it is believed that, with Partey having just two years remaining on his current deal at the Emirates, it is now the right time to cash in.

Juventus’s offer for Partey is expected to be rather modest

There have been reports that Saudi Arabian clubs are interested in signing the 30-year-old, with it being suggested they could offer up to €40m (£34m) to secure his services.

However, it seems that Partey has prioritised staying in Europe, with Juve seemingly being his preferred destination. The Serie A club are not expected to table a big offer, with Sky reporting it could be as little as €18m (£15.4m) to €20m (£17m); half of what teams from Saudi are willing to pay.

Arsenal are lining up a replacement for Partey

Southampton’s Romeo Lavia is thought to be the player that Mikel Arteta’s side are eyeing as the Ghanaian international’s successor.

Reports indicate that the Gunners have already spoken to the teenager’s representatives about personal terms, although he won’t exactly be available on the cheap with the Saints looking for around £50m.

That may seem to be an excessive amount for a 19-year-old with just a season’s worth of experience in senior football, but Lavia is in high demand, with most of the ‘Big Six’ said to be weighing up bids for the Belgian.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.