Arsenal offer to triple Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey’s wages

first_img Comment Advertisement Partey and Atletico were back in action on Sunday (Picture: Getty)However, it is unclear how much funds Arteta will have available to him in the next transfer window.Arsenal have slashed the wages of their first-team and have reportedly told Arteta to focus on signing free agents and engineering swap deals.Partey would be an expensive addition to Arsenal’s squad, but it will be up to the player if he wants to push for a switch to the Emirates.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAtletico have Partey under contract until 2023 and Diego Simeone wants to keep hold of the midfielder.Amid the transfer speculation, Partey’s international team-mate Joseph Larweh Attama wouldn’t be surprised if he signed for Arsenal.‘I will be happy if he goes to Arsenal,’ the Ghana defender told Citi TV. ‘He has done everything at Atletico and is recognised as one of his best players.  ‘He also has to go to a different league to prove himself.  ‘He needs people to know that he is capable of succeeding in other places and not only in Spain.’MORE: David Luiz and Sokratis Papastathopoulos have greatly improved under Mikel Arteta at Arsenal, says Bacary SagnaMORE: Cesc Fabregas insists Mikel Arteta has ‘much harder job’ at Arsenal than Chelsea’s Frank LampardFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal offer to triple Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey’s wages Coral BarryMonday 15 Jun 2020 11:48 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link164Shares Partey could leave Atletico this summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have offered to triple Thomas Partey’s wages as the Gunners continue to push to sign the Atletico Madrid midfielder, reports say.Partey is in talks to extend his contract with Atletico, but the club is facing financial issues due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Arsenal have long been linked with the Ghanian, who has a £44.5million release clause in his current contract.Goal claim Partey is weighing up his options after receiving a huge contract offer from Mikel Arteta’s side.ADVERTISEMENTArsenal are prepared to triple the wages Partey currently pockets at Atletico if he agrees to join the London side.AdvertisementAdvertisementAtletico have so far rebuffed Arsenal’s advances, but reports in Spain claim the La Liga side are now open to cashing in on Partey.The 27-year-old is considered one of the finest defensive midfielders in La Liga and is aware Arsenal have a long-standing interest in him. Advertisementlast_img read more

Robert Brinkmoeller

first_imgRobert Brinnkmoeller,74, of New Alsace passed Thursday, September 28. He is survived by his nephew, David Joseph Brinkmoeller of Cleves, his “adopted” family: Dan and Denise Beckedahl of New Alsace, Josh and Mckenzie Beckedahl of New Castle, IN, Adam and Brittany Beckedahl of Vineland, NJ, and Grandkids: Jacob, Mckaela, Kayla, Lexi, Damien, Benjamin, Colton (on the way).Robert was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Rosina Brinkmoeller andhis brother David Brinkmoeller.He was a member of American Legion Post 452, Veterans of Foreign Wars of Aurora, Lifetime member of NRA, Disabled Americans, and All Saints Parish.Mass of Christian Burial is Thursday, October 5, 2017 at St. Paul Church, All Saints Parish at 11:00. This will be followed with lunch at the American Legion in New Alsace.Memorials to American Legion Post 452.last_img read more

Men’s soccer: Struggles at home continue for Badgers in 1-0 loss to Golden Eagles

first_imgThe McClimon curse continued on Wednesday night as the Wisconsin men’s soccer team lost a late stunner to Marquette and moved to 0-6 at home in front of a crowd of 803.The annual I-94 rivalry brought out divided stands as the cheers appeared to be split between the Badgers and visitors from Milwaukee.Coming into the game, the Badgers (2-8-1) had just grabbed an impressive tie against Big Ten opponent Michigan and returned to Madison to try and snag two home victories before going on a two week away stretch.The loss gives the team only three more opportunities to win at home this season.The first half was a toss up between the two teams with relatively few real opportunities presenting themselves, even though the teams recorded a combined 20 shots. The best opportunity for a goal in the half and probably the game for the Badgers came in the 37th minute off a routine shot by Tom Barlow that careened off the post. The Golden Eagles (4-4-2) essentially controlled the half, but the lack of a score left the game up for grabs going into the second half.Despite the final score, the Badgers dominated the second half. The young team controlled the tempo and possession for much of the half and it looked that if anyone would score in the match, it would be Wisconsin. The two teams remained knotted at 0-0 until a tap in from Marquette forward Kelmend Islami off a long cross in the 77th minute secured the victory for the Golden Eagles.The Badgers would have one more attempt from defenseman Sam Brotherton that beat the keeper but hit the post, adding more pain to another loss.“I compliment Marquette by making the play to win, but there were too many mistakes by us,” UW head coach John Trask said. “Guys have to take accountability at this point. It’s not about growing up, guys need to harden up.”Trask also said that while an in-state rival is always an important game to play at home, the team is jockeying for position in the Big Ten right now and the improvements in the defense are promising. The Badgers defense had their hands full with one of the nation’s best forwards in Nortey, and Trask said that he was confident in their ability to shut him down.“You can’t sugar coat it any more with these guys,” Trask said. “You have to have to be a little more poignant and we are moving in that direction. I always count on these guys to bounce back and I think they will.”Next up, Wisconsin hosts Big Ten opponent Michigan State at McClimon on Saturday at 7 p.m.last_img read more