Another highly rated defensive midfielder is said to be on Liverpool’s radar despite them having ample depth and quality in the midfield department, according to some reports in Spain.
The Spanish news source Cadena Ser have claimed that two big Premier League clubs are pursuing Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey, who has got a clause of £44million in his contract which is due to expire in 2023.
The report doesn’t specifically mention the names of the clubs who are trying to lure Partey, however, they have said that these two teams have signed central defenders for 80 million euros.
This clearly indicates that they are talking about Liverpool (Van Dijk) and Man United (Maguire). Cadena Ser have further reported that the PL sides have made contact with the player’s reps to sign him.
The Rojiblancos conceded the fewest number of goals and kept the highest number of clean sheets in the past four La Liga campaigns. The Ghanaian international has regularly started as the main play breaker under Simeone in the past two seasons.
Last month, against Liverpool in the Champions League, the 26-year-old put in a fantastic performance with his tireless running to stop the Merseysiders from getting a shot on target in the first leg.
In the return leg at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp’s men should find a way to neutralize the strong defensive midfielder in order to score and knock Atletico out of the competition.