Ghana International Thomas Partey could well be on his way out of Atletico Madrid after recent remarks from his agent.
The player’s agent, Jose Daniel Jimenez Pozanco increased speculation on the possible departure, after he failed to rule out the possibility of Partey moving to Italian side Inter Milan.
“There is no reason why he won’t move to Italy. Inter, like Atleti are a top team,” Pozanco told FcInterNews.
“He has a €50m release clause and in football anything is possible, just look at Diego Godin leaving to join Inter and Antoine Griezmann possibly on his way to Barcelona.”
Partey is said to be opened to a move away from Atletico, with the Premier League or the Serie A his most likely next destination.
Pozanco also drew comparison between the Ghanaian and Manchester United’s star midfielder Paul Pogba, saying Partey can offer more to United than Pogba.
“He is like Pogba, he’s a box to box player, but he is better than the Frenchman, as he does more defensive work. I feel that because he is African, he gets much less media coverage than the Manchester United player.
“I first watched him play in Ghana, I immediately recognized his qualities and thought that if he could improve on a tactical level, he would be one of the best in the world.
“I told him he must listen, learn and remain humble. A person should always remember where they came from and he has got where he has through hard work. Nobody handed him anything.”
Partey made 41 appearances do Atletico Madrid this season, scoring 3 goals and providing 5 assists.