Even if it seems unlikely, there is talk circulating in Spain that Thomas Partey could leave Atlético Madrid in the summer.
Teams like Manchester United and Manchester City have been touted as potential landing spots for the Ghanaian midfielder, which means the Spanish club would need to replace him.
Top of their list, according to El Gol Digital, is Ruben Neves, currently contracted to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Portugal international, who joined Wolves when they were back in the Championship, has impressed greatly since his move from Porto, and is widely seen as one of the more exciting midfield prospects in the Premier League these days.
With that status comes a high price, which El Gol Digital seem to undervalue, claiming he would currently cost around €50m, thus making him attainable for Atlético.
Considering Wolves are hardly in need of money, Neves’ potential ceiling and the price of important Premier League players these days, €50m sounds far too cheap.
Other options mentioned for Atlético are Porto’s Danilo Pereira (far more realistic) and West Ham’s Declan Rice.
Even if the Hammers’ midfielder might not be as expensive as Ruben Neves, he also seems like a long shot for Diego Simeone’s side.