Thomas Partey advised to reject Arsenal transfer by ex-Ghana star Derek Boateng

first_imgThomas Partey is one of Arsenal’s top targets for the summer transfer window (EPA)Thomas Partey has been urged to reject a move to Arsenal this summer by former Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng.The Atletico Madrid midfielder has a €50 million (£43m) release clause in his contract with the Spanish club and the Gunners have already opened negotiations ahead of a potential deal in the upcoming transfer window.Partey is believed to be one of Arteta’s priority targets for the summer, although Arsenal’s transfer budget is heavily dependant on where the club finishes in the Premier League this season.Reports have also claimed that Arsenal’s technical director, Edu, has approved Arteta’s push to sign the 27-year-old.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut Boateng, who was capped 47 times by Ghana, believes Partey should be turn down Arsenal due to their lack of Champions League football.‘He needs to be at a place where he will be happy, respected and get a lot of playing time,’ Boateng told JoyFM. Arsenal have already held talks to sign Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid (Getty Images)More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcan make all the money you want but if the coach doesn’t play you, you won’t be happy.‘I will not advise him to move to Arsenal right now because he is a Champions League player and with the look of the Arsenal team right now, they are not ready with the kind of players they have and some are going to move‘They are playing very well but you can see the inexperience hurting them and with the way the Premier League is going right now, it is going to be really tough. If he wants to move, he has to move to a team that plays in the Champions League otherwise he will lose everything.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Thomas Partey advised to reject Arsenal transfer by ex-Ghana star Derek Boateng View 3 comments Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 6 Jul 2020 11:08 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Ryan Kalil on why he signed with Jets: ‘I just felt like I had more football’

first_imgIt appeared like Ryan Kalil’s time in the NFL was over after 2018, but the star center surprisingly decided to join the Jets for one season after realizing he had more in the tank.Kalil, who spent the first 12 seasons of his professional career with the Panthers, shed light on his choice Saturday. “I just had a hard time moving on,” Kalil said, via NorthJersey.com. “I had a hard time turning the page. … Especially after coming off 2018 healthy, feeling great, feeling spry again, I just felt like I had more football.”Kalil retired with Carolina in December and moved back to southern California, where he’s from. But the gridiron kept calling him back. Related News Andrew Luck injury update: Colts quarterback (calf) will miss practices leading up to preseason opener Training camp? What training camp? Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield shotguns beer during Indians gamecenter_img “Started living the beach life a little bit,” Kalil said. “Getting back ingrained with the community where I grew up. And March came around and I just started getting the itch again.” Kalil, 34, signed a one-year, $8.4 million deal with the Jets. He’ll have to meet some incentives to get all that money, but the five-time Pro-Bowl player didn’t take much of a pay cut — he made $9.75 million in 2018. New York is optimistic he can help it improve from last year’s 4-12 season. It it added a top-tier running back in Le’Veon Bell over the offseason and has a promising young quarterback in Sam Darnold.“This was (a) unique opportunity with an unbelievable person and player,” Jets general manager Joe Douglas said. “I can’t tell you how excited I am that Ryan chose to be here.”last_img read more