EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United joins the race for Thomas Partey

Published on: 24 March 2020

English Premier League clubs are looking to sign superb talents to bolster their lineup and are looking to prize the Atletico Midfielder away from Spain, footballghana.com can exclusively report.

Our sources indicate that the Red Devils are currently in search of a star defensive midfielder who will offer balance to the team. They see Thomas Partey as an exciting all round option among the candidates they have looked at.

Partey has been superb for Atletico Madrid this season, particularly in the UEFA Champions League where he helped the team beat Liverpool over two legs. That gained admiration among the Manchester United scouts.

They do have a stumbling block in a possible deal that is the ongoing contract extension talks between the player's agent and Atletico Madrid. They would have to make a huge offer to change his mind about staying.

They also have Arsenal and Chelsea to contend with and would have to outbid them.

Partey has made 38 appearances in all competitions for Atletico Madrid this season.