, coach of
Atlético de Madrid
, assured this Friday that he has not spoken with Valencia's central midfielder
to convey his interest in signing him, he pointed out that he does not speak "of the boys" who are not in the team and wished "so best "to Thomas Partey at Arsenal.
The Valencia footballer is on the rojiblanco team's agenda to replace Thomas's departure on the last day of the transfer period.
The Ghanaian midfielder left with the payment of his termination clause of
50 million euros
, with which Atlético has an extra month (counting from then on) to sign a replacement, as long as he plays in the Spanish League.
"I did not speak with Kondogbia. And
I do not speak of the boys who are not with us,
" replied the technician at the telematic press conference, when he was asked directly by the Valencia midfielder, one of the options that Atlético manages, although not the only one.
And that does not mean that a reinforcement will not come, yes or yes.
Simeone did not confirm anything: "
The club always handles all the possibilities
and situations, which there are in a matter of improving the squad, welcome. And from that field I am moving away a little. I am interested in 22 days, seven games and important everybody".
He also spoke about Thomas's departure: "Everything the guys who gave me a lot at the club choose, I'm happy. Thomas is a boy I remember seeing in the first B games, playing with
, and we started to raise him . All the process that he had cost him a lot.
It was difficult for him to find a stable place within the team
, but he is an extraordinary player. He will surely do well in the team where he chose to go. We wish him the best, because we love him very much. "
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