Thomas Partey’s agents apologise over Arsenal and Manchester United transfer hint

first_imgThomas Partey’s agents apologise over Arsenal and Manchester United transfer hint Thomas Partey has been linked with both Arsenal and Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Thomas Partey’s representatives have apologised for a social media post they shared this week which linked the Atletico Madrid midfielder with a possible move to the Premier League.It’s understood Arsenal have registered an interest in signing Partey this summer and the 26-year-old’s father fuelled the rumours earlier this month by appearing to confirm that his son was in discussions over a switch to the Emirates.However, reports in Partey’s native Ghana suggest the Atletico Madrid man – who has a €50 million (£47m) release clause in his contract – would actually favour joining Manchester United.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 30 Apr 2020 12:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.6kShares The midfielder’s father talked up a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Atleti are looking to fend off interest from the Premier League’s elite by tying Partey down to a new long-term deal which would increase his release clause to €100m (£93m).AdvertisementAdvertisementBut Partey’s agency, JJ Sport Managers SL, cast serious doubt over Partey remaining in Madrid on Wednesday as they uploaded an image to their Instagram page, encouraging supporters to ‘pick’ their client’s next club. Juventus, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-German, Arsenal and United were named as Partey’s five options and Atletico Madrid were omitted from the list.center_img Partey has a £47m release clause in his contract at Atletico Madrid (Picture: Getty)The Instagram story was live for several hours before being deleted and the agency later apologised for the post in a short statement. ‘In view of the post that was made on Wednesday 29 April 2020 on our Instagram account, regarding the future of our player Thomas Partey, from JJ Sport Managers we want to convey that this post was not approved by the company management,’ it said. ‘An internal investigation has been opened to find out what exactly happened. We are sure that this has not been intentional on the part of any of our workers and it is probably an unfortunate mistake.‘The post was deleted as soon as we became aware of its existence.‘In addition, the passwords of all our social profiles have been modified to restrict access only to essential personnel.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsEarlier this week, United legend Rio Ferdinand named the Ghana international in his list of dream signings for the club in the summer transfer window. ‘Financially Man United are in a stronger position than most, because of the way that the club is structured,’ Ferdinand told The Beautiful Game podcast.‘I’d definitely buy Jadon Sancho. Could you imagine Sancho in that team with him drawing like two or three players to him and then [Marcus] Rashford is playing one-v-one? Oh God. It’s over.‘I’d maybe go get Partey from Atletico Madrid or [Wilfred] Ndidi from Leicester. ‘I like Saul Niguez. He’s a very, very good player in midfield. ‘And then a centre-back, they still need a centre-back. Whether you go for a young one like a Ben Godfrey or someone like [Kalidou] Koulibaly. ‘I don’t know, it’s difficult.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Fred backs Man Utd team-mate to help him hit goals targetMORE: Michael Owen reveals phone calls with Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher before Manchester United move Comment Advertisementlast_img