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Thomas Partey

Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by roonster09, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Apr 2, 2019
    #81

    Dong Fangzhuo Full Member

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    Ahh ok, don't watch much football outside the PL these days but prob should have known that still.

    No idea if he's any good but I like the idea of a mobile destroyer covering for Pogba and another creative CM.
  2. Apr 2, 2019
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    Agreed, this is what I imagine as well. Players like Carrick who are both defensively astute enough to hold down the midfield on their own, as well as be exceptional passers, are few and far between, and we shouldn’t try to shoehorn players into that role who aren’t up to scratch.

    Instead get a destroyer in and play with two creative midfielders ahead of them. That’s exactly what I’m hoping for.
  3. Apr 3, 2019
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    Organic Potatoes Full Member

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    Yea, you could be stuck for years waiting for the next Carrick to build a midfield around. Barca probably just bought him anyways.
  4. Apr 3, 2019
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    Gordon S New Member

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    I'm surprised so few seem to rate this guy. He's not a highlights players by any means but a solid hardworking midfielder that keeps it simple. Would be a good addition to our squad.

    We need a few different types of midfielders.
  5. Apr 3, 2019
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    LiquidSnake New Member

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    Honestly, a lot of incomprehension in this thread.

    He was a limited (with potential) player in his first years in Atletico and then grew and grew more especially last season and this one.

    I can't help but think people saw a ghanian player playing in midfield, first words are "limited", "no passing ability" or "destroyer" whereas he's anything of those. He's a pure 8, with a good engine, a good tactical awarness (he really stepped up in this area I think), a frightening strike in him and a nice eye for the between the lines passes. I think I see him as a less "blood & thunder" Matuidi but with way better pure technical abilities or maybe what Fred would be if Fred was actually a very good player performing.

    Honestly go to an Atleti forum or on Atletico reddit or even Atletico instagram (or his) and you'll see how much he's valuated by Atletico fans, who wanted him to start in midfield (not Koke, not Saul) with Rodri since the start of the season. I think they will cause uproar if he leaves as he's seen as a "cantenaro" like Saul and Koke.

    But I think it will be very hard for United to get him, 50 millions is a great price that a lot of teams should look into for a 26 years old midfielder entering his prime, but I have a feeling that if Simeone promise to make him a leader for a new look Atletico (and a new contract), he'll stay.
  6. Apr 6, 2019
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    Loublaze ATLien

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    The video alone is enough to see he's not limited on the ball.


    I can't help but wonder myself. I've seen him play twice, and he looked technically adept on the ball. I thought maybe I was missing something.
  7. Apr 6, 2019
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    tieunhilang Banned

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    Yeah, that's depressing. Even players at Atletico now see Manchester united as a step down and turn their noses on us. Dreadful time! :(
  8. Apr 6, 2019
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    Cliche Guevara Full Member

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    His instinct seems to be to look for the quick forward pass, which I like.

    I suspect Matic’s days might actually be numbered if we’re looking for someone quick, who can get the ball and immediately move it on to the more creative attacking players.
  9. Apr 6, 2019
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    desertred87 New Member

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    Was impressive against barca tonight. Defensively strong, bags of energy and finds a quick pass, clear upgrade on Matic.
  10. Apr 9, 2019
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    Gordon S New Member

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    Yeah, watched the game the other day and he looked really good!
  11. Apr 9, 2019
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    Champagne Football Full Member

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    He said on Cadena Cope last night that he fully intends to stay at Atletico. Quick dash back to the Ruben Neves and Saul Niguez threads so...
  12. Apr 9, 2019
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    Yup, miles better than Matic. Watched the game as well, was extremely surprised how fast he is.
  13. Apr 9, 2019
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    Think Saul is unlikely too. Neves and Rice are our best hope and i am not convinced by the latter
  14. Apr 9, 2019
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    He was very good against Barca . Reminds me of Alex Song for some reason most probably because of his hairstyle . He is a physical player who seems to have good passing skill . Also he played well in the right back position too which can be an asset for us . I feel he will do well in EPL if we sign him up .
  15. Apr 9, 2019
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    Lucky number 7 New Member

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    Mate I’ve wanted Neves for ages, loads of talent and lacking the ego that older more established players have. Youths the way forward at these hard times.
  16. Apr 9, 2019
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    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    Excellent defensive midfielder
  17. Apr 9, 2019
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    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    If a big English side went in for him. I can't see him turning them down. No matter what he currently claims
  18. Apr 9, 2019
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    Bill Hartzia Banned

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    Is Partey at Jamie Vardy's house?
  19. Apr 9, 2019
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    Champagne Football Full Member

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    I hope so. He's a perfect fit for us. Partey, Rice and Pogba would be insane
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    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    Partey with Pogba and Bruno Fernandes would be even better.

    My biggest fear is City will get either Rodri or he to replace Fernandinho long term
  21. Apr 9, 2019

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    Lets have a Partey.
  22. Apr 9, 2019

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    I think he's great at winning the ball and getting it moving quickly but wouldn't call him a top passer or nothing. In England the game moves faster and is more physical so I can see him standing it (even more) for his defensive prowess but don't expect someone to sit deep and make defense splitting passes. If we could find a balance of another midfielder perhaps Fernandes and Pogba then then that is a potentially great midfield and would probably cost about 100m.

    I think Rodri is the player that sounds more unsettled and wanting to leave and I also think he's the better player and is about 4 years younger.