Spanish giants Atlético Madrid are chasing Ghanaian midfielder, Elisha Owusu of Belgium Jupiler League side KAA Gent SPORTSworldGhana.com can confirm.
According to our various sources in Spain, the 22-year-old box-to-box midfield gem is been closely monitored by Diego Simone’s team.
With the future of Thomas Partey still hanging in the air, something that Atlético de Madrid understands will continue until the market closes, the rojiblanco club is moving in case at any moment they had to replace the midfielder or, if there were another exit of the team in that same demarcation (Héctor Herrera).
Reports say Marc Roca of relegated side Espanyol is the one that the Madrid club is keen to buy the most after Atlético showed interest in the player.
The deal could be closed for 15 million euros, with the midfielder excited about the possibility of signing for the UEFA Champions League outfit.
However, from Belgium another name is pointed out for the rojiblanca agenda to get a midfielder with swag in his play and that Elisah Owusu , a French-born player of Ghanaian descent who plays for Gent in the Belgian league, with whom he has a contract until 2023 is the ultimate alternative for the midfield role should Thomas Partey exit the club this summer.
At 22 years old and trained in the lower categories of Olympique de Lyon , Owusu is a defensive midfielder who covers a lot of field, more positional than Thomas, since he does not add as much to the attack and, obviously, with less goal than the Arsenal target.
On the other hand, other important and top European clubs have asked about the possibility of landing the Gent man.
The 22-year-old is valued around €15m and he would not too difficult of a deal for Atleti should they opt to replace Partey who looks more and more likely to join English team Arsenal FC.
Owusu has been a pivot for Gent since his move to the club last summer from French giant Olympic Lyon.