Hercule Poirot of the scouting world
- May 10, 2009
Marca reported that his release clause is 50 million
http://sportwitness.co.uk/sources-c...n-signing-manchester-united-oles-summer-list/On Monday, GhanaWeb published an article saying the player and Manchester United are keen on each other.
The original source was Ghana’s CitiNewsRoom and they stated: ‘Manchester United have identified Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey as a summer transfer target, as the Red Devils seek to beef up their midfield options.’
They then added: ‘According to sources close to the player, the Ghanaian is very keen on a move to Old Trafford as he wants to fulfil his dream of playing in the Premier League.’
It all sounded straightforward, until CitiNewsRoom added: ‘Partey is reportedly on the list of possible recruits’
Now, either the Atletico player is of interest to United, and they have information to back that up, or they feel he may be and are going from other reports… of which there aren’t many.
The whole thing is also described as being at least partly down to what happens with Ander Herrera.
This is a Ghanian source we’re not used to, but they have interviewed Partey in the past, on more than one occasion, so it’s reasonable to believe a contact is in place.
His agents are a Ghana company, which could give further reason to suspect this may be something coming from the player’s camp.