Ghana using Partey for Arsenal wonderkid?

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Ghana are said to be urging Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey to join Arsenal in order to convince one of the Gunners brightest prospects to snub England for the Black Stars.

The Premier League giants are said to have made the defensive midfielder their priority signing for the off-season, with head coach Mikel Arteta a keen admirer.

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With a potential €50-million deal believed to be in discussion with the LaLiga outfit, the Ghana Football Association are attempting to use their star player to get Eddie Nketiah to pledge his allegiance to the senior national team.

In January last year, former manager Kwesi Appiah failed to convince the 21-year-old to accept a call-up, with his intentions of representing England still clear.

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Having been born in London to immigrant Ghanian parents, the Gunners academy product has enjoyed prolific form within the national youth teams, with 27 goals in 29 caps between the U-18 to U-21 age groups.

However, Ghana Sports Online suggests that Partey could play a pivotal role as a medium to inform the wonderkind of the African giants' plans surrounding his long-term future.

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Nketiah started the season on loan at Leeds United but has been recalled by Arteta, where he slotted into the first-team before the coronavirus enforced suspension of the English top-flight.

Having scored 28 goals and registered seven assists in 28 games for the Gunners U-23 side, there's growing confidence that he'll develop into the club's next attacking talisman.

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