La Liga ace tells Mikel Arteta Partey would ‘fit in perfectly in the Premier League” ahead of possible Arsenal move
Kieran Trippier has heaped praise upon Arsenal target Thomas Partey, insisting his Atletico Madrid team-mate would “fit in perfectly in the Premier League”.
Arsenal have been dominating the transfer rumour section of speculation for months now, but despite all the players that have been linked, there has been no real movement on the Arsenal front just yet.
But The Gunners are reportedly considering triggering the £45 million ($55m) release clause in Partey’s current contract, as Mikel Arteta looks to make several changes to his squad this summer, with recent reports suggesting that a deal could be close.
And amid the speculation, Trippier doesn’t think his Atletico colleague would “have a problem” making the transition from La Liga to the Premier League, even though he would prefer to see him remain in the Spanish capital.
“I’d seen him play for Atletico but I didn’t realise how good he is,” the Atletico right-back said on The Beautiful Game podcast.
“He’s unbelievable, his physicality, how he breaks up play. Technically he’s got everything.
“He ranks as one of the best midfielders I’ve played with, but Mousa [Dembele] is Mousa and he’s on a different planet that guy. Even in training, he was in cruise control.
“Thomas is still a very young player and everyone loves him out here.
“Going to the Premier League who knows? Obviously I want him to stay here because he’s a valuable member to our team.
“He speaks perfect English, very good English. I don’t think he’d have a problem with the Premier League.”
If Partey is ready for the Premier League then he needs to force through a move to Arsenal, as they seem to be the only club interested in trying to nail down his services in the summer transfer window.
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