Atletico Madrid are reportedly looking to lure Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Spain this summer in a swap deal with Ghanaian anchor Thomas Partey – and Reds fans have reacted on Twitter.
Partey, 26, has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League this summer – with Arsenal said to be interested in a move for Ghana international Partey. However, The Sun doubt whether Arsenal can achieve his £45million price tag.
Diego Simeone’s side are also expected to be lacking in transfer funds this summer, given the current global health crisis. Many transfer experts have already stated that free transfers, loan deals and swapping players is likely to be the order of the day.
The Argentine manager wants to use Partey to sign Oxlade-Chamberlain, 26, who remains a crucial part of Jurgen Klopp’s side having played 34 times in all competitions this season – scoring seven goals in those matches.
Liverpool already have a number of holding midfielders, in the form of Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and James Milner – though Partey is starting to be considered one of the world’s best in his position.
Many Liverpool supporters reacted on Twitter to the reported news that Oxlade-Chamberlain could be swapped for Partey in the coming months, and some think it could be a deal that would benefit the Reds – while others disagree.
Partey is twice the player 🤦♂️
— Sam Jones (@JonesSam21) May 11, 2020
😂 they can dream. @Alex_OxChambo is pivotal to us for the next 5 years at least. What a player.
— Life is a dream and I am living it! (@ShaunDavies8) May 11, 2020
Erm….. No thanks @Alex_OxChambo is staying put, aren’t you? 🙏🏼🤔😊
— FGR76 (@RSapienza76) May 11, 2020
No thanks…Ox is the most direct player in our squad…he’s vital
— Syed (@Dipu86Miah) May 11, 2020
Alex he is a great player and his style of play is suitable for Liverpool.they mustn’t trade Alex for any other player. He is a legend in the making. Age is on his side. Thomas must just go to the gunners there he will be well off.
— Samsta 🇿🇦🌍 (@samieazy) May 11, 2020
The Ox is gonna boss it in spain
— Q (@mervel123) May 11, 2020