Pep Guardiola is interested in signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey this summer, El Gol Digital reports.
The City manager believes the powerhouse could potentially be the new Yaya Toure.
The Ghana international is finally establishing himself as one of the first names on Diego Simeone’s team sheet.
Thomas, 25, is a dynamic player with a thunderbolt of a shot in his locker, although he is hardly lacking in technical ability either while his ability to play in defence has also made him a very useful presence at Atletico.
El Gol Digital claims the Manchester City boss wants to bring Thomas to the Etihad this summer and has asked the Premier League champions to prioritise a deal, though it will probably cost a club-record of £68 million thanks to a heavy release clause in his contract.
The report even claims that Guardiola sees Thomas as the second coming of Yaya Toure, the former Ivory Coast international who won league titles under the Spaniard at both Barcelona and Manchester City.
I agree Thomas has shone under Diego Simeone in the La Liga, but do you see him as the new Yaya Toure at Premier League champions Manchester City?
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