Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has urged Ghanaian international Thomas Teye Partey to choose the Old Trafford side ahead of any other club.
Partey ,27, has been heavily linked with a move to English Premier League side Arsenal. Other sources revealed that the Red Devils are also interested in securing the signature of the combative midfielder.
He has been impressive in the La Liga with Atletico Madrid this season. Partey’s release clause is reported to be around €50million (£43.5m).
“He’s a top player. He’s a defensive presence and a tremendous prospect. Whether he can make an impact right away remains to be seen, as we have McTominay, Fred, and Matic,” Saha told Compare Bet.
“However, we have seen the impact that someone like Fabinho has had on Liverpool. He has mastered that position. Fabinho has improved the players around him.
“This guy is a rock, he defends in such a way that allows the Liverpool frontline to play their game knowing he’s protecting the defence. Perhaps a Fabinho-like player is already at United, but if not, then we need to find someone, whether that’s Thomas Partey or anyone else.”
Partey has three years left on his contract.
Atlético Madrid, meanwhile, are working on a new deal to tie down the player until 2026 (his current contract runs until 2023) and want to increase his clause to a more prohibitive €100m (£87m), according to reports in Spain.