Arsenal slapped £45m price tag on Juventus-linked midfielder

Juventus are exploring the possibility of signing Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey, who is finally showing signs that his hefty £45m price tag was warranted, according to a report from Tuttosport.

Many raised eyebrows when the Gunners decided to pay his buy-out clause in full, and after an unconvincing maiden season, the Ghana international is finally showing his class in the team.

He’s blossoming into one of the best central midfield players in the Premier League and adapting to his new position pretty well.

Mikel Arteta is counting on his player’s presence for the best part of the next few seasons, and rightly so, given he has a long-term deal until 2025 in place.

In spite of that, I Bianconeri are interested in bringing him to Turin, with the Serie A outfit looking to make an approach this summer.

They have been keen on the star since his Atletico Madrid days. Thomas impressed the Old Lady during a UEFA Champions League game against Los Rojiblancos and has been on the radar ever since.

There could be many difficulties if Massimiliano Allegri’s side decide to pursue a potential deal, particularly financially, as the potential costs involved to snap him up may not be viable for them.