Real Madrid have been linked with a superstar midfielder from Atletico Madrid
As the summer transfer window has commenced most clubs will be looking out for possible recruitments to bolster their squad for the 2020/21 season. In the case of Real Madrid, the Los Blancos have been linked with several players from different positions, however, since Florentino Perez has made it clear about the transfer policy for the season it seems highly unlikely that Real will be signing another galactico.
A club of Real Madrid’s stature always has several players being linked to it and this summer has N’Golo Kante of Chelsea and Thomas Partey of Atletico Madrid being tipped with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu. However, Zinedine Zidane already has Casemiro as his first choice central defensive midfielder which technically rules out all the possibilities of landing the above-mentioned players.
Nonetheless, Don Balon reports that despite being on contract until the summer of 2023, Thomas Partey of Atletico Madrid has pushed forward a move to the board to either Arsenal or Real Madrid. At the Emirates Stadium, Mikel Arteta is eager on procuring the services of the Ghana international, however, the price tag set by Atleti seems to be an issue.
Arsenal’s French midfielder Matteo Guenzdouzi has already made it clear that he will not continue at the north London side next season and is currently linked with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. The Gunners boss believes that Partey would be the ideal replacement for Guenzdouzi in the midfield.
Meanwhile, Real have been keen on signing Eduardo Camavinga, however, the player has been valued at over 80 million euros and the Los Vikingos are not prepared to spend a figure that huge on a 17-year-old while facing a serious shortage of funds.
Neither does Thomas Partey moving to the Bernabeu at the end of the season seem probable. The 27-year-old would certainly not want to play second to fiddle to Casemiro and a move to Arsenal instead seems like the ideal option for his career.
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