After the Ghanaian’s recent thigh surgery, Juventus is said to have lost interest in Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey.
After spending his first two years in North London struggling with consistency and fitness, the former Atletico Madrid player put his injury problems behind him with a good 2022–2023 season.
Partey was an essential cog in Mikel Arteta’s well-oiled machine with Granit Xhaka as the Gunners finished second in the Premier League. Despite rumours of a summer transfer to Juventus or Saudi Arabia, Partey stayed there.
The 30-year-old’s health issues, though, have returned to haunt him this term. In September, he missed several weeks of play due to a groyne ailment, and at the end of August, he had another muscular problem.
Partey is said to have had surgery on his thigh, which could keep him out of commission for the remainder of the year, despite Arteta’s initial statement that he would be out for many weeks.
Partey had reportedly become dissatisfied with his new position in Arsenal’s setup before returning to the infirmary. He had started at right-back in the first three games of the 2023–24 Premier League season in order to make room for new recruit Kai Havertz.
Regulars in Arsenal’s midfield include Jorginho, Declan Rice, and Martin Odegaard. It is said that the Gunners are prepared to cash in on the Ghanaian international halfway through the season.
Juventus has long been favored to wrest him from North London, but according to the Evening Standard, the Old Lady’s enthusiasm has cooled as a result of his most recent procedure.
Due to off-field controversies, Massimiliano Allegri lost both Paul Pogba and Nicolo Fagioli. Pogba is currently awaiting the results of his doping probe, while Fagioli is serving a seven-month betting suspension.
The Frenchman might face a four-year ban, which would undoubtedly lead to the end of his contract. It is alleged that Juventus intended to utilize the money they saved by severing Pogba’s contract to finance a move for Partey.