Manchester United are linked with a top quality defensive midfielder in the form of Thomas Partey.
The Red Devils were reportedly (Football Ghana via The Star) interested in signing the Ghanaian international, who has a release clause of 50 million euros, back in the summer but he is still with Atletico Madrid.
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More recently, Cadena Ser have claimed that Man Utd have made contact with the representatives to sign the 26-year-old star but they face competition from European Champions Liverpool.
The Spanish outlet have mentioned that the Rojiblancos are looking to agree a new deal to increase the release clause but for now, the play breaker’s clause remains at 50 million euros (£43.6million).
In the current campaign, the 6 ft 1 star has featured in 34 games in all competitions under the management of Diego Simeone, scored 3 goals and provided an assist as well.
Atletico Madrid are one of the best defensive sides in the world and one of the main reasons they are rock solid at the back is because they have got a top class holding midfield star in the form of Partey.
I think his best performance of this campaign came against Liverpool. He bullied Klopp’s world class attackers, who failed to register even a single shot on target at the Wanda Metropolitano.
As far as Man Utd are concerned, we have not strengthened our midfield department in the past three transfer windows and therefore, Solskjaer should splash the cash to reinforce the area.
Our main defensive midfielder is Nemanja Matic. The Serbian international will turn 32 in August and in all fairness, he is now past his best and must be replaced. We need a strong DM in front of our back-line and Thomas Partey would be a quality addition. In your opinion, should Man Utd activate the £43.6million clause to sign him?
Grab him ASAP but remember the last records of African players
It’s a good move. I like his style. Woodward shouldn’t miss this guy.