Atletico Madrid Boss, Diego Simeone Very Angry At Thomas Partey Arsenal Transfer
Atletico Madrid Boss, Diego Simeone is unhappy after Arsenal completed the signing of his star midfilder, Thomas Partey.
Diego Simeone was so convinced Thomas Partey would NOT be going to Arsenal, he planned to build his entire Atletico Madrid midfield around him.
In fact, the Argentine was planning to line Partey up alongside Gunners midfielder Lucas Torreira after the completion of a loan move.
Partey was linked with a move to the Emirates at the end of last season, but a refusal to meet Atletico’s asking price saw Arsenal move onto other targets.
But the departure of Matteo Guendouzi to Hertha Berlin on loan and the imminent exit of Torreira to the Spanish capital opened up funds for Arsenal to make a surprise late swoop for Partey.
The charismatic manager was reportedly planning on pairing Partey in midfield with the 27-year-old Uruguay international once he signs in a loan deal which is completely separate.
Partey has featured three times for Atleti this season and was named man of the match for the LaLiga fixture away to Huesca.
Source: The African Media