Atletico Madrid’s Partey rubbishes Arsenal transfer speculation

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey has denied rumours of a move to Arsenal, despite his father appearing to confirm talks between the two clubs have taken place, reports metro.co.uk.
The north London side are known to be big admirers of the combative midfielder, with former boss Unai Emery coming close to securing his signature last year.
The 26-year-old’s father, Jacob, told Ghanaian media on Wednesday that his son was in talks to end his spell at the Wanda Metropolitano in view of a move to the Gunners.
However, Partey shared a post on his social media from representatives JJSports, who vehemently ruled out any contact being made over a summer switch.
The post on Instagram read: “Quick Note !!! In the midst of transfer period, a lot of stories are created, manufactured and also alleged until the final day of the transfer period.
“Mostly adds up to the hype and promotion of the beautiful game.
“Father of Thomas Partey might have said something but can we also put everything aside and respect the official communication from his management JJS Sports.
“At this period a lot of persons (some media personel) in search of exclusive stories would want to pounce on conversations around just to suit their agenda.
“The fact is that, any statement heard was an opinion clearly misinterpreted to suit a particular agenda. There has been nothing officially communicated or no such conversations between the player and anybody.
“There is absolutely no truth in what the player’s dad was alleged to have said.
“We wish the media and all fans will embrace the official message from the player’s agent and not any family member or friend.
“We are not in normal times, let’s keep believing everything will be back to normal and football will take its place once more in the heart of many.”

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