Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone has revealed that Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey could have played for Premier League giants Manchester City or Manchester United after showering praises on him.
The 25-year-old impressed at the heart of midfield in Atlético’s 2-0 win at home to Getafe in LaLiga on Saturday.
The Ghana international had an impact on both first-half goals scored by Antoine Griezmann and Saúl Ñíguez, earning praise from Atleti coach Simeone.
“I liked Thomas today. He and Rodrigo [Hernández] were great,” Simeone told reporters.
“I think he’s improving, Thomas is an amazing player. He could have played for Manchester City, Manchester United. We’re talking about a great player here. I rate him very highly.
Partey, has scored two goals and recorded three assists in 18 LaLiga matches for his the Spanish side this season.