It would see Atletico make a sizeable profit on a player they developed through their youth system, and Arsenal would add a top quality midfielder to their squad in the form of Partey. The Ghanaian has evolved into a starter under Simeone and while not classified as a defensive midfielder, he is often left on his own at the base of midfield. The Uruguay international sealed his loan move to Atletico … ‘He is a very hard-working boy, we are going to need him,’ Simeone said after the game. Photo: [email protected] Teye Partey. He’s an intelligent footballer and we’re looking forward to him integrating into our system and contributing to the progress we’re building at the moment at the club.”, Looks like it’s #ParteyTime in our mentions rn , Show us how you reacted to @Thomaspartey22‘s signing in just one GIF…. He brings a lot of experience from a top club that has competed at the highest level in La Liga and the Champions League for several years. The 21-year-old has played 82 times for the club in all competitions, scoring once and making five assists since his debut in August 2018. Whether Atlético can muster up the funds for a transfer remains to be seen, but Roca would be an incredible signing to either replace Partey long-term or play alongside him in Simeone’s preferred 4-4-2. (via @SebasGiovanelli) pic.twitter.com/hl5dOiY1vF. Atletico are interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira on a season long loan deal, Arsenal will look to sell Torreira permanently to Atletico to facilitate a deal for Thomas Partey. Arsenal on Monday signed midfielder Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid after the Gunners activated his £45m release clause. Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia is still pushing to join Atletico Madrid. In theory, he has three excellent starters, but they often don’t offer enough in attack after taking care of their defensive duties. He was very effective in terms of his delivery. Arsenal will be looking to include Torreira in any deal involving Thomas Partey, to reduce their financial burden. Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Atlético beat Celta in Balaídos: Talking points. - Listen to the latest Pitch to Post Podcast on Apple | Spotify. Thank you.". @Thomaspartey22#NoThomasNoPartey pic.twitter.com/009Er2kZBK. Know Thine Enemigo: Bayern Munich-Atlético Madrid Q&A with Bavarian Football Works. One or two midfielders could arrive before the end of the transfer market. After that, it was up to Yannick Carrasco, Thomas Lemar or Vitolo to play as the wide midfielder in a 4-4-2. Mikel Arteta said: "We have been watching Thomas for a while, so we're now delighted to add such a high quality player to our squad. "I think Thomas Partey is a top drawer player. Desde hace ya varios años, el Atlético de Madrid ha sido mi casa y una parte de esta familia siempre estará conmigo. Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has reportedly made contact with Torreira personally, and is now keen on signing the Uruguayan on a season-long loan deal. Simeone continues to opt for a 4-4-2 that morphs into a 4-3-3 in attack. According to Madrid-based daily AS, Atletico Madrid are set to begin talks with Arsenal, over the signing of midfielder Lucas Torreira. Generally, this means players that have played 100 or more official matches for the club. "You could quickly see that he was a player with attributes which were very advanced for his age," Baños tells Sky Sports. Previewing Wednesday’s partidazo with the Bayern blog’s help. He also covered a lot of ground and positioned himself well on the pitch tactically.". Torreira is a hardworking midfielder who specialises in winning the ball back for his team and protecting the back four. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Simeone has turned Marcos Llorente, previously a holding midfielder, into a second striker. Lucas Torreira moves in opposite direction on loan until end of the season Atlético are a midfielder, a left-back and a striker away from being a genuine threat to the big two. Torreira had not featured for Arsenal before his switch to the Spanish capital but was immediately handed his first start after the international break as Atletico sealed a 2-0 win over Celta Vigo. “The player has therefore unilaterally terminated his contract with our club, which ran until June 30, 2023. In fact, Javi Baños, a former youth coach there, only needed to see him play once, in a friendly for their U18s against Getafe, to be convinced that his trial period should be made permanent. The club have resorted to signing players for free, or on season-long loans. Arsenal have signed Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid on Deadline Day after meeting his £45m release clause. They also won the Intercontinental Cup in 1974. During the brief international break, there is still £250,000 up for grabs with Super 6. Lucas Torreira has moved in the opposite direction to Atletico Madrid in a loan deal until the end of the season and Matteo Guendouzi has signed for a German club Hertha Berlin on a season-long loan. The Gunners also agreed permanent deals for defenders Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari, who had been on loan at the club, extended the loan deal for Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid for a second year, and signed goalkeeper Alex Runarsson from Ligue 1 club Dijon on a four-year deal. "Atletico has been my home for a few years now and this family will always be a part of me. Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has … "I think what Mikel Arteta is doing, he's trying to get rid of the players who aren't involved, he doesn't want them hanging around and he wants them out. Another player of interest is Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira. He had his most productive season last year with six goals, but that doesn’t tell the bigger story. During the 2013/14 campaign, Partey was on loan at RCD Mallorca and also at UD Almeria in the 2014/15 term. ‘His speed characteristics, going out quickly in the circulation of the ball in the middle will generate more speed in that part of the middle of the pitch and well, hopefully he will find the best form.’, Mesut Ozil makes promise to Arsenal fans after brutal Mikel Artea snub, Mikel Arteta leaves Mesut Ozil and Sokratis out of Arsenal's Premier League squad, Man Utd & Liverpool in talks to join European Premier League. Thomas Partey is expected to join Arsenal on transfer deadline day. Photo: [email protected] Teye Partey. Saúl’s best position might be on the right of midfield, where he can become the buccaneering attacking midfielder in a 4-3-3 before tucking back in to become a more solid option on the wing in a 4-4-2. He will wear the No 18 shirt and will join up with his new team-mates next week after he returns from international duty with Ghana. "Atletico Madrid is not just a club, it's a family. At Atletico, his ability was apparent long before he was sent on loan. The Mexico captain should get chances to succeed if Atlético do not bring in a Thomas Partey replacement. Atletico Madrid are probably one of the most disciplined teams in Europe and he will do that. Diego Simeone’s engine room has underperformed in recent seasons. Arsenal are reportedly listening to offers in the range of £20 million for Torreira. There are still two weeks in the transfer market and it would be a surprise if Espanyol can hold on to the player until then. Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has joined Hertha Berlin on a season-long loan. Atlético are interested in Espanyol’s Marc Roca. At 25, he should be running this midfield, and instead he seems to be moving backwards. : Deadline Day reaction, signed Willian on a free transfer from Chelsea, permanent deals for defenders Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari. Atlético are a midfielder, a left-back and a striker away from being a genuine threat to the big two. The North London club confirmed the signing of the Ghanaian on a four-year contract on their Twitter handle, putting an end to a long-drawn transfer saga. ”. Lucas Torreira is the type of player that may thrive at Atletico Madrid under the mentorship of Diego Simeone. It comes after the Gunners confirmed they are ready to … According to Madrid-based daily AS, Atletico Madrid are set to begin talks with Arsenal, over the signing of midfielder Lucas Torreira. Arsenal's top transfer target this summer is undoubtedly Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey. Arsenal on Monday signed midfielder Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid … Diego Simeone has praised Lucas Torreira after the on-loan Arsenal midfielder made an impressive debut for Atletico Madrid on Saturday. “He is a dynamic midfielder with great energy. Thomas Partey: Arsenal sign midfielder from Atletico Madrid after meeting £45m release clause. With more options, Simeone will have a clearer vision of his own tactics and that will free Saúl to return to the form he showed earlier in his 20s. It leaves their squads in an unbalanced state. Celta Vigo 0-2 Atlético Madrid: Player Ratings. Lucas Torreira has been linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer, after attracting interest from Italian club Torino, and more recently Atletico Madrid. "It doesn't look like there was a deal sheet required for this, we've been told he will wear the No 18 shirt, Thomas Partey, he's joined on a long-term contract.". We didn't think at the beginning of the day they would get the midfielder they wanted, there was a lot of talk about Houssem Aouar in the last 48 hours, and then the one they were interested in from the very beginning, Thomas Partey, they knew they had to meet that £45m release clause, got triggered.