Thomas Partey, a midfielder for Arsenal and Ghana’s national team, has received a lucrative offer from a Saudi Arabian club that wants to sign him.
The club, which has not been named, is willing to pay Partey $200 million in wages for a two-year contract. This means he would earn $100 million per year without paying any taxes.
This was revealed by Ibrahim Sannie Daara, a former GFA spokesperson and BBC journalist, on his Twitter account.
“Partey has been offered $200 million in wages by a club in Saudi Arabia,” Daara wrote.
“Partey will earn an annual, tax-free salary of $100 million if he signs the two-year deal. The Saudi clubs keen on Partey are Al Ahli, Al Nassr and Al Khaleej.”
Partey could be the next star to join the Saudi league, which has attracted many big names in recent times. Some of the clubs have been spending heavily to lure top players from Europe.
Earlier this week, reports emerged that Arsenal had given Partey permission to talk to Saudi clubs about a possible transfer. The Gunners are reportedly open to letting him go if they receive a good offer this summer.
This comes after Fabrizio Romano, a renowned European transfer expert, confirmed that Arsenal were not planning to extend Partey’s contract and were already discussing his departure.
Partey joined Arsenal from Atlético Madrid in 2020 for £45 million (€50 million), making him the most expensive Ghanaian player ever. He has played 81 games for Arsenal and scored five goals.
He has also represented Ghana at three Africa Cup of Nations (2017, 2019, and 2021) and the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He was named into the CAF Team of the Year in 2018, and won Ghana Player of the Year in 2018 and 2019.