Manchester United have been linked with Thomas Partey for some time and the latest reports are interesting.
Back in February, Spanish outlet Cadena Ser claimed that the Red Devils have made contact with the defensive midfielder’s reps. More recently, reports suggest that Man Utd are willing to pay £44million to secure his signing.
Transfer: Man Utd believe £60million could get key signing sealed – Report
Yesterday, Mundo Deportivo covered a report and claimed that clubs in England and Italy are prepared to activate the release clause of 50 million euros (£44million) to hire the services of the Ghanaian star.
The renowned source (MD) have claimed that in England, Manchester United and Arsenal are in the lime light, on the other hand, in Italy, the likes of Roma and Inter Milan are interested.
Atletico Madrid have had a brilliant defensive record under the management of Diego Simeone and Thomas Partey has been rock solid for them in the past couple of years.
Apart from being a solid play breaker, the 26-year-old midfielder can strike the ball hard from distance and so far, he has netted 15 goals in 174 appearances for the Rojiblancos. He is the skipper of the senior national side and thus far, he has played 26 games and scored 9 goals for Ghana.
At Old Trafford, in the current season, Solskjaer has mainly utilized the likes of McTominay and Fred in the center of the park. They are not specialist defensive midfielder. 31-year-old Matic is a natural DM but the Serbian is slow and his best days are behind him.
So, Solskajer should invest funds to lure a top holding midfielder and Thomas Partey would be a fantastic capture for £44million. Atletico are pushing to agree a new deal with the African star (Mundo Deportivo), therefore, Man Utd should act swiftly if they are to secure his signing.
As long as he fits in our philosophy and ole and group believe he can do the work.We get him coz we shall need to replace Matic soon
Let him join the company of the champions NB: NOT the underdogs e.g the likes of arsenal ( Gunners with empty guns).