Thomas Partey would be a “fantastic signing” for Chelsea, says Joe Cole, with Frank Lampard urged to join sign the midfielder.
It is no secret in the media that Arsenal have been favourites to sign Partey this summer for months, but have not been able to complete a transfer deal as Madrid are seeking £43 million, a fee that the Gunners cannot afford.
And that has now led to speculation in the media that we are ready to swoop in and offer the money to get a deal done, and Cole believes that Partey should be another target in Lampard’s sights as another seasoned performer could slot seamlessly into the fold, the Former Blues winger told BT SPORT when casting an eye over a window of big-spending from the Premier League giants and the promise of more to come: “I think Thiago Silva is a fantastic signing.
“One thing we talked about with Chelsea last season was the quality of the youngsters. But there were times when there was a little bit of naivety in the back four.
“When you look around Europe, there is not a better veteran centre-half who can come in and not just perform, but help the players around him on and off the pitch by setting the tone of what winning is all about.
“Any young manager coming in, you want to sort your goalkeeper and your back four. Last season Frank did not have the luxury of doing that.
“So as soon as possible Frank will want to nail down the goalkeeping position and the back four. Then he will want to just tinker with that midfield, and Partey would be a fantastic signing.”
He would be a great signing for the club.